Publishing Date: 01-05-2012
Subtitle: Les Dominos de la Journee
One of the possible game scenarios: The domino cards should be shuffled and dealt to the participants of the game. The game begins with the player holding the card with a drawing chronologically showing the earliest morning activity. The other players add their dominoes one by one in such a way that the verbal notation corresponds to the drawing and read aloud sentences in the present, past or future tense, arranged using the infinitives given in parentheses (an additional variant of the game is inflating the verbs given in infinitives by selected persons and times). The winner is the player who correctly uses all the verbs in the dominoes he adds and is the first to get rid of his domino cards. In turn, the last person to be left with the card loses.
Language goals: correct use of the most frequently used tenses, learning French vocabulary related to everyday activities.
Age range: children from 8 years of age, adolescents, adults
Application: The game is used both during school activities and at home (playing with friends and family, or private French lessons).
Additional benefits: The game Les dominos de la journée improves mental skills such as memory, concentration and perceptiveness), promotes effective remembering and teaches activity and healthy competition, and its ludic character helps in establishing social relationships with other participants of the game and has a positive effect on reducing the distance between the student and the teacher.
Additional cube: The game has been enriched with new game variants thanks to the use of an additional cube extending the educational scope of the game.
Extended instructions: The game comes with an extensive instruction in Polish containing:
- methodological introduction for teachers, parents and the players themselves,
- extensive game scenarios,
- proposals for educational games and exercises,
- a practical glossary of words used in the game to be copied, together with a translation into Polish and a phonetic transcription.
The instruction in Polish is also a convenience for people who do not know the foreign language sufficiently to read the original, foreign-language version of the instruction, as well as the ability to independently manage language and educational games with children or peers.
The game was developed on the basis of the criteria of the European System for the Description of Languages ( Cadre Européen Commun de Référence ) - level A2-B1