TEACHIG VOCABULARY AND LEXICAL GAMES IN TEACHING RUSSIAN AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE
Journal Title:Uluslararası Dil, Edebiyat ve Kültür Araştırmaları Dergisi
In foreign language teaching, it is important to reinforce the knowledge learned and make it permanent and to use this knowledge through practice. By using game activities in vocabulary teaching in foreign language courses, theoretical knowledge can be used more efficiently and effectively in the application phase. In teaching Russian as a foreign language, lexical games are preferred as an in-class activity alongside traditional exercises in order to ensure a more permanent learning in the field of lexical teaching. Lexical games are used as a different activity in learning and reinforcing the meanings of the words used in the related foreign language, memorizing and using the words. In this study, it is explained how to follow an effective and efficient vocabulary teaching in Russian as a foreign language. In this context, theoretical knowledge about lexical games are included in order to realize an effective and efficient vocabulary teaching in teaching Russian as a foreign language. In the last section of the article, ten lexical game examples are given with explanations for use in the lessons. Examples of this game include detailed information on the level of the game, how many people it can be played with, its purpose, and how it should be implemented. These game examples can also be applied in other foreign language classes after some changes are made to the content.