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July 02, 2003

Dabble in Scrabble

Patrick Blanche, a teacher at Kumamoto Gakuen University, wrote an article in yesterday's Daily Yomiuri about the role that Scrabble can play in the EFL classroom. This from the article: "Scrabble is out there, everywhere, and one of EFL teachers' greatest challenges has always been to bring more of the real world into their classroom. The word game students are most likely to play with host families and/or foreign friends abroad is Scrabble. Its social, cultural and intellectual value remains unsurpassed, its international significance is tremendous, and its name recognition is second to none. Tossing aside such capital would be irresponsible." Read the full article.

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