Playing with numbers. The dot-to-dot game as a resource in teaching numbers in EFL

  • Giulia Ongaro Researcher
Keywords: EFL, Recreational Linguistics, Dot-to-Dot Game, Numbers


Children learn number words early, as they learn how to count. While learning a foreign language, as EFL, they also have to learn new number words. Unfortunately, exercises about numbers are often boring and little effective. Therefore, the application of recreational linguistics could be an ideal solution to this problem. In the described experiment, the dot-to-dot game is compared to a traditional exercise, and it proves itself as a fun and effective way to improve the revision of English numbers for Italian students.

Author Biography

Giulia Ongaro, Researcher

Giulia Ongaro MA student at the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures of Università degli Studi di Torino, where she obtained a bachelor degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures in November 2013. 


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How to Cite
Ongaro, G. (2015). Playing with numbers. The dot-to-dot game as a resource in teaching numbers in EFL. RiCOGNIZIONI. Rivista Di Lingue E Letterature Straniere E Culture Moderne, 2(3), 239-254.