Board Gaming with English Season 4 Preview!
Rich and Dustin talk about what they’ve heard from the community and preview what to expect for Season 4. Be sure to listen to this episode to learn what Board Gaming with English is all about! If you’re learning English, continue to listen to our “Learner Edition” Episodes. If you’re a board game enthusiast, educator, teacher, a combination of or somewhere in between, then check out our “Teacher Edition” episodes.
Our new Facebook Group for Educators: Games-based Learning, Gamification, and Games in Education
Our new Facebook Group for English language learners: Using Board Games (and other Games) to Learn English
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Reviews: What are our listeners saying?
“Everything in podcasting has already been done. But then these guys come along and did something different! I love their idea of a podcast about using board games to teach English. Every teacher knows that play helps cement concepts no matter how old we are. Lucky listeners can improve their English by jumping in and playing games while learning new words, and the lesson will stick! Plus, these guys seem really kind and passionate about games and learning!”
“I like episode 11. I think Werewords is a very cool game. I learned many rules of the game. I think [the] two hosts of the show are funny and interesting.”
“Making board games not boring. Also, makes English more fun!”
“I love how they are so careful to speak slowly to be sure people can understand.”
“This is a GREAT way to learn or teach the English language! I have shared this podcast with several teachers and business managers in my circle.”
“It is so fun to listen to two skilled educators teaching the games that keep their students engaged. Dustin and Rich are two experienced teachers who work with English learners, and the podcast is great for both English learners and teachers of English learners looking for fun games to keep their students engaged.”
“What a fun, interesting and educational concept the “Board Gaming with English” introduces to us here. I’ve really enjoyed listening to Dustin and Rich’s show and was able to learn a lot while, at the same time, I was having fun. Using tabletop game is a very smart and light way to get both students in the classroom or people learning by themselves involved in the learning process. Great who, totally recommended!”
“This is such a great concept for a podcast. I think this meets a need for language learners. Fantastic. Keep it up friends.”
“I’m a big advocate for making learning as painless and fun as possible. This show definitely fits the bill!”
“Very interesting podcast and insightful.”
“This is such a creative way to teach English! I never would have thought to help with the learning process through board games, but Dustin and Rich make it super fun! So many board games I haven’t heard of too, which is really cool. Awesome job guys!”
“I always love innovative and fun ways to learn. This podcast brings both! Love it!”
“I would have never thought to use board games to improve English.”
“I have found this podcast useful for giving some more ideas for keeping my students engaged and active in the classroom. A great idea and really fun!”
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“Very entertaining and a fun podcast!”
Season 4 we pick up where we left off. We will continue with “Learner Edition” and “Teacher Edition” episodes. You can learn more about those below. Season 4 is where we also continue to bridge the gap between academics and games. Some games you can expect to here in this season include: “Dixit”, “Yesss!”, and “Nyctophobia.”
If you are a new listener, below is a re-post from our Season 2 Preview:
“Teacher Edition” Episodes
We think these episodes will be quite exciting for teachers and educators to listen to. They are very different from the first season because they will be much faster paced and explore various topics centered around innovative teaching techniques to help their students learn, systematic impacts of gamifying education and how board games can help anyone learn a second language and connect culturally, as well as other various topics.
We are really excited to have some great guests and experts on the show as well. Our guests will come from various background and industries, from teachers to learners to educators to board game enthusiasts to professionals in the board game industry. By exploring these different aspects of games and learning we feel we can help our audience develop and consider what helps our students and anyone learning a language learns best.
“Learner Edition” Episodes
The “Learner Edition” episodes will be just like all of the episodes from Season 1. 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. Each episode will also include resources for learners to help you practice and improve your English.