Episode Zero: Dustin and Rich talk about Board Gaming with English!
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This is Board Gaming with English, where your hosts Dustin and Rich introduce tabletop games to help you improve your English.
Welcome listeners to our first episode of board gaming with English with your hosts Rich and Dustin. So, I guess the audience’s first question would be, who are we?
Who are we?
We are both teachers. We’ve been teaching for about seven years each. Dustin has been in education for about seven years and has done some teaching, some tutoring, and some other things as well, but we both love games. We love trying to find ways to engage students in the classroom. Dustin teaches at a university and teaches English, so we had this idea to start a podcast to improve their English. So, what is “Board Gaming with English?”
What is “Board Gaming with English?”
“Board Gaming with English” is a podcast for English learners and teachers. The podcast is a creative way for English learners to learn something new and also have fun. Rich noticed in his classes (high school social studies) that students need to be engaged in their classrooms and they need to have some sort of fun. We’re really looking for a way to engage students in fun and creative learning.
I am an English learner, why should I listen?
So, if you are an English learner you will be able to find some keywords, some vocabulary, some fun ways to learn English, and ways to improve grammar techniques, and a great way overall to improve your English. What about teachers, why would a teacher want to listen?
I am an English teacher, why should I listen?
If you’re a teacher it’s a great resource to be used as supplemental material for your classroom. We have some materials for some episodes on our website that you can download and use in your classroom. It’s a great way to add some fun and engagement to your class.
Season 1 we have eight incredibly fun games: Werewolf, a secret-role game, Bohnanza, a bean trading game to become the richest farmer, story cubes, a story creation game, CS Files, another secret-role game where you need to solve a murder, Two Rooms and a Boom, a team-based secret-role game, Codenames, a word association game, Resistance, another secret-role game, and Spyfall, a question deduction based game.
We need your help…
For season 1, we need your help. We want to hear what you like, or what you don’t like about the podcast. This is because, for season 2, we will use your suggestions to improve for next season. Season 2 will be coming out sometime in May!
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