MOTIVAME, QUIERO APRENDER DIVIRTIENDOME Un estudio cualitativo sobre la función de las actividades lúdicas en la enseñanza de español en Inglaterra
The fact that there are a significant number of studies in the field of recreational activities and games in foreign language teaching; shows how important the role of games has become in nowadays learning process. In the present study the focus is on how recreational activities as a didactic strategy increase the motivational aspects in a foreign language class. The main objective of this dissertation is to investigate the manner two teachers of Spanish as a foreign language use recreational activities such as roll games as a teaching strategy and whether these activities promote a learning motivation in students. The hypothesis is that the recreational activities influence the motivation of students and this in return helps them to learn more. By making use of interviews’ and classroom observation tasks, I accomplish the mission of collecting the data needed to relate it to other studies and fulfil my goal. The present study has been based on a primary and a secondary school, for three weeks I have explored, discussed and assessed the Spanish teaching procedures in two schools in England. I have therefore expanded my knowledge about it and about the recreational learning as a teaching strategy. After analysing all the gathered data, this study is expected to bring to the fore a number of insights to better, support the basis of a complete and sustainable learning as far as Spanish is concerned.