||“Let’s play a game and learn German”A Case Study on Second Foreign Language Learning at the Faculty of Policy Studies of Chuo University
104 , 2015-03-30
This paper examines the role of language games in foreign language classes. The focus of consideration will be German at Japanese universities. German is widely studied as a second foreign language at universities in Japan. The case study for this article is carried out at the Faculty of Policy Studies (FPS) of Chuo University. The research on which this paper is based includes material from a questionnaire conducted in Japanese at the FPS. In total, 40 questionnaires were filled out by first and second year students at the FPS. According to the students’ opinion surveyed, the results suggest that communicational skills can be increased by the usage of language games in classes. Furthermore, the results show that a communicative and fun way of studying a new language increases interest in learning the foreign language and thus might result in continuing study of the language.