I’ve learned about two new online video games that provide a variety of English-language development opportunities.

One is from the Canadian Broadcasting Company and is called The Border. Players are in the role of a terrorist suspect, and have to listen to an interrogator and choose various responses to questions.

The other is a James Bond game called Never Question Tomorrow. It’s a “point-and-click” adventure with simple text and fun.

Usually, I have Walkthroughs (instructions for how to win) that students use to maximize English usage when playing the game. But these have plenty of those opportunities on their own.

I’ve placed links to both on my website under Word and Video Games.