How in the World Can "Where in the World . . ." Promote Second-Language Writing Skills?

by John F. Barber, Ph. D.

This webtext explores using problem solving computer games like Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego? to involve intermediate and advanced second language learners in reading, listening, researching, and decision making exercises – all of which can provide challenging, interesting, and meaningful contexts for improving second-language writing skills.

Introduction Teaching writing skills Overview of pedagogy Examples
Thoughts and discussion Conclusion Types of games Implications
Questions Guidelines What's in a name? Works Cited


Publication Information: Barber, John F. (2000). How in the World Can "Where in the World ..." Promote Second-Language Writing Skills? Academic.Writing. https://wac.colostate.edu/aw/teaching/barber2000/carmen_main.html
Publication Date: March 26, 2000

Contact Information:
John F. Barber's Home Page: http://www.eaze.net/~jfbarber/frontpage.html
John F. Barber's Email: jfbarber@eaze.net

Copyright © 2000 John F. Barber. Used with Permission.