Games and play activities have an important role in foreign language teaching. According to the concepts of Waldorf pedagogy, children learn two foreign languages from the first class of primary school. The teaching process is based on playing, listening and repeating words and imitating gestures. The children learn nursery rhymes, counting-rhymes and songs. Vision, hearing, touch and movement are involved during lessons. With older children language games, word games and crosswords help to assimilate a foreign language. In this article are presented the games and play activities which were introduced into German language lessons at the Waldorf primary school in Pisek (Czech Republic). The author spent three months in this school as a German teacher's assistant (Socrates-Comenius Programme participant).
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