By John Brandon Michael
Han Chiang University College of Communication’s (HCUC) School of Languages and Translation organised Language Games for more than 50 students at SMK Hamid Khan, Penang, last week.
The programme started with an ice-breaking session, before all the students were divided into several groups for the language games, which included three fun and educational activities, namely, Triangle Word Puzzle, Spelling Bee and Translation Game.
The School of Languages and Translation Dean Prakash Velloo said the programme was part of the School’s English Week 2018 project to boost the use of English among students of secondary schools.
“Gamification has been recognised as a good technique to ensure learners could actively participate in language-based activities.
“That’s why we feel this is a good approach to attract the students to improve their English skills in a fun way,” he said.
SMK Hamid Khan Student Affairs Senior Assistant Mr Nareshchandra said he was proud to see the students put in their efforts to do well during all the sessions prepared by the HCUC’s School of Languages and Translation lecturers.
“I’m proud to see their (students) active participation and sporting spirit, as well as their hard work in completing all the tasks,” he said.
Members of SMK Hamid Khan’s English Language Society and Malay Language Society consisting of Form One to Form Five students participated in the event.