We all love games, but did you know games are great for learning? Play is the original, natural and most perfect way to learn, used by infants and even animals since time began! Games are so stimulating because they present us with interesting problems to solve, and human brains just LOVE problem-solving! Gamification is now a hot term in education, industry and commerce - so play is serious business! Learn English using these gamified English courses, and develop your problem-solving while learning essential English vocabulary and communication skills, along with skills like working together, starting a business, and even investing in the stock market! You can even create your own game or educational course!

Learn to invest in a simulated stock market, describe graphs and report finances, all using English



Skill Level: Beginner

Run your own restaurants in English and learn new business skills! Will you get rich or lose it all?
 

  • In this course you will create a concept for a new restaurant - you will design the logo, the name, the restaurant floor, how it looks outside, and, most importantly, the food on the menu! You will decide how much to charge the customers, and hire managers, chefs and waiters! 
  • You will run advertising campaigns to bring more customers to your restaurants! And when everything is ready, you will roll dice to play and see how many customers will come - and how much they like your restaurant! 
  • But beware! Losing money is only one difficulty! Every turn you will have new problems to face that will test your ability as a restaurant owner to the limit!
  • This course is designed to introduce students to business English, but also develops their speaking and listening, and presentation skills. Creativity and problem-solving are also key elements to running a restaurant successfully. 
  • A large dose of cross-curricular maths is built in to this ingenious and highly realistic spreadsheet game. 
  • This is the first game in the Oxford Master Business Game Series and is followed by the Game of Business and Game of Investment.
  • Designed by Matthew Townend, a champion of creative and gamified education, and alumni of Oxford University's Department of Education. 

Skill Level: Beginner

Save or destroy the world as a superhero or villain by speaking English in this Role Playing Game! 

  • Design your own superhero - choose their powers, their alias, their base
  • Design your own costume and superhero logo! 
  • Then make your superhero model by hand to play the game with! 
  • Take to the streets of Venture City! Will you save people as a hero, or seek power as a villain?
  • Each turn, you choose what you wish to do and where you wish to go, and roll dice to see what happens. 
  • You have to talk to the Teacher in English to say what you wish to do, and they will tell you how to succeed. Go on special missions, or take part in big story events, and gain new powers as you get stronger!
  • This course is primarily designed to improve students English speaking and listening through an immersive game, but it also develops their problem-solving, critical thinking and creativity, as well as making them face the moral choices they make.

Skill Level: Beginner

Your plane crashed on a mysterious island! Survive, mine, craft and build a town, all using English!

  • Minecraft is one of the most popular educational games in the world! Go anywhere and build anything you want! But look out for the creepers...
  • In this 3D virtual world simulation, students have to survive following a plane crash and build a town together, communicating with the teacher and with each other using English!
  • This course is designed to improve students' speaking and listening through creating an immersive game environment in English! Students will be making up English as they go 'off-script' - the true genesis of conversation! Minecraft is particularly good at helping students practise quantities, count and non-count nouns. Is it many wood or much wood
  • This course also develops students' creativity and problem-solving skills as they avoid danger and build a new society together. 
  • Finally, they must develop strong social skills to work alongside others! Those with trolling tendencies will face the consequences of their actions, while those who act with altruism may find new and unexpected allies!
  • This course has cross-curricular links with geography and history - issues of colonization and sustainable environment management. 
  • It also ties in directly to the Lord of the Flies inovel, also from Oxford Engish Masters', which similarly involves a story of children who crash upon a desert island, and raises issues of good governance and human nature. 

Skill Level: Beginner

Learn business English and entrepreneurship by starting your own business!

Skill Level: Beginner

Learn History, Geography and Technology as you lead a nation across time! Will it be war.. or peace?

  • Develop your creativity and problem-solving skills and develop winning strategies as you play the classic history simulation 'Civilization'. 
  • Build advanced reading skills through interactive reading exercises that give you immediate online feedback.
  • Learn to negotiate; wage war and make peace; trade with other countries; balance population, happiness, production, tax and research; develop new technology; explore the world, learning the names of all major countries and landmarks, and form new colonies: remake history, and do it all while improving your English!
  • This course is regularly updated with articles related to international current affairs and news relevant to the theme of World History and Technology.
  • The vocab learned on this course is advanced and a key stepping stone course to TOEIC, IELTS, TOEFL and SAT exams.
  • Suitable for learners aged 7 to adult.
  • CROSS-CURRICULAR LINK - to the iNovel course for Animal Farm, which closely matches themes of regime change, politics, resource management and the use and abuse of power!

Skill Level: Beginner