English as a foreign language

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English as a foreign language

Postby MichaelBark » Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:31 pm

Hi I am new here, and I am opening up my time with a question. :-)

I want to create some simple gamebook like games for my English classrooms. In the past I have used printed card for such exercises, but now I would really like to put a bit more tech into them. :-)

I've seen the 'Quest' adventure builder on your site. Is it appropriate for building games which give its players only a very limited array of choices? My students' interaction with the characters, rooms, objects, etc, would be restricted to choosing between two or three defined options.

At least in my initial attempts! :D
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Re: English as a foreign language

Postby sgreig » Tue May 01, 2012 1:57 am

Indeed it is! Specifically, the new "gamebook" mode that was introduced in Quest 5.2 and the web editor. That's exactly what you need. :)
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Re: English as a foreign language

Postby MichaelBark » Tue May 01, 2012 8:11 pm

Excellent. I will have a bash at something this week and let you all know how I get on. :D
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Re: English as a foreign language

Postby sgreig » Wed May 02, 2012 8:45 am

Sounds great! And if you run into any problems, don't hesitate to ask for help here on the forums (Quest 5 Forum would be best for that, btw.)
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Re: English as a foreign language

Postby MichaelBark » Thu May 03, 2012 5:56 pm

So here is the first version of UFO landing. :-)

http://www.textadventures.co.uk/profile/15152/

It is completely bland. The language is very simple and there are currently no pictures, although I hope that the kids will help me add some. :-)
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Re: English as a foreign language

Postby sgreig » Thu May 03, 2012 10:32 pm

That's an excellent game for just getting started with Quest. Congratulations!
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Re: English as a foreign language

Postby MichaelBark » Fri May 04, 2012 4:41 am

I hope to get some of my students to start drawing some pictures for it today. :-)
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Re: English as a foreign language

Postby MichaelBark » Sat May 05, 2012 6:40 am

My first group of children were excited about the project. They each drew their interpretations of the texts they were given and their initial drawings are now incorporated into the game.

I will do the same with a couple of other groups next week. :-)
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Re: English as a foreign language

Postby mahmud30 » Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:38 pm

i think it is great decision to create that kinds of games. i am very happy to join with you and foreign language software for using English classrooms that will be great idea.
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Re: English as a foreign language

Postby Clothespin » Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:56 pm

This is such a great idea! A good friend of mine is a teacher, and I think she would love to do something like this with her kids. :)

EDIT Played the game quickly - so cute! The drawings really add an extra personal touch.
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