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Douglas 彭老师
Professional Teacher
Looking for more immersive/interactive ways to learn a language...

Hey guys and gals!


I was thinking the other day about ways I could help my intermediate-advanced students study English more effectively, and I remembered something I used to love when I was a kid... Text adventures!

Text adventures are basically like interactive books. Instead of passively reading along and following a character through a story, YOU get to make decisions that affect the outcomes of the characters and plot line! I think it would be WAY more exciting and engaging than simply reading stories in your target language.

Here are some websites I found to get you started:


http://www.web-adventures.org/

http://textadventures.co.uk/


(Hint: Most of these require you to press the "enter" key to go through the stories).


Speaking of which, my Chinese friends, "text adventure"怎么说中文?


Leave a comment if you have some other good ideas for learning a language more immersively!

Mar 8, 2018 7:15 PM
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Hi Douglas

Thanks for the tip, I will check it out to recommend to my students.

March 8, 2018
Wow, this is such a great idea, i remember playing these games as a kid, i was so immersed in them and they helped me understand English better. Thank you so much for sharing this, it's awesome! :D
March 8, 2018
Douglas 彭老师
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), Chinese (Taiwanese), English, Indonesian, Korean
Learning Language
Chinese (Mandarin), Chinese (Taiwanese), Indonesian, Korean