The presentation will describe what exactly a game is and why they are fun. In particular there will be a look at self determination theory and motivation. There will also be a discussion on game design and how this can be applied to any activity through the process of gamification. In the final part I will show how I applied gamification to a university level TEFL classroom and discuss my preliminary results.
Markus Yong has eight years experience as an EFL teacher and has a Masters degree in TESOL from the University of Technology, Sydney. he has taught classes at all levels from kindergarten to adult. He currently teaches at Kyushu Sangyou University, as well as Seiha, and runs his own Eikaiwa school.