March 2008
Volume 11, Number 4

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Language Learners & Computer Games: From Space Invaders to Second Life

Graham Stanley
British Council, Barcelona

Kyle Mawer
British Council, Barcelona


Play is older than culture, for culture, however inadequately defined, always presupposes human society, and animals have not waited for man to teach them their playing. We can safely assert, even, that human civilization has added no essential feature to the general idea of play. (Huizinga, 1950, p. 1).

Keywords: EFL, ESL, Web 2.0, gaming, simulations

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