This study aims to find out the role of games in promoting students’attitudes towards learning English from the teachers’ perspective. Theresearchers used a 30-item questionnaire which was given to 20 male andfemale UNARWA teachers who teach English for the Palestinian youngchildren aged 6-10 years old (grades 1-4) in the schools of Jenin RefugeeCamp, Ya’bad, Araba, and Rommana where the whole authority belongs toUnited Nations Educational, Relief and Work Agency (UNERWA) during thesecond semester of the academic year 2010-2011.The researchers used means, t- test and one way ANOVA to analyzethe collected data. The researchers found out that most of the teachers ofEnglish in the above-mentioned schools agree that games have influenceon the students’ attitudes towards learning English and that the use of themin the class is not just for fun but it also serves many educational purposessuch as creative thinking, critical thinking, problem solving, role playing andcollaborative work among others.In the light of these findings, the researchers suggested using games asenergizers and short warm-up activities not only to sustain attractiveness tolearning, but also to bring real life to learning
Mahmoud, Ahmed Awad and Al-Tunh, Ziyad Ahmed
"Using Games to Promote Students’ Motivation towards Learning English,"
Journal of Al-Quds Open University for Educational & Psychological Research & Studies: Vol. 2
, Article 12.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.aaru.edu.jo/jaqou_edpsych/vol2/iss5/12