Doshtodia – What Can Happen during Writing Classes?

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Monday 13 May

TRACK 3:
P R E S E N T A T I O N
Doshtodia – What Can Happen during Writing Classes?,
Ms. Ola Majchrzak, University of Humanities and Economics in Lodz, Poland
Place: Room F306

Time: 13.45 – 14.30
Description: Doshtodia is an example of a game created by students of English Studies as a part of their writing classes. The ultimate goal of the freshman writing course is to show the students that writing can be a fascinating adventure. Hence, during the first semester of the writing course the students experiment with creative description and story writing. Because they get so involved in the ideas they create, at the end of the course they create a game that combines both a description and a story. Because the game is created and played in English, it requires students to expand their own vocabulary, but also to work on both language accuracy – at the stage of developing the materials, and fluency – at the stage of playing the game. However, as the students themselves admit, the work on the creation of the game is more than just play and learning – it allows them to get to know each other better and build deeper relationships with their peers. During the presentation, we will look at the materials prepared by the students and have a chance to create our own character!