Think and Code in English
After playing it in Japanese, play it in English. Go to the next level. Play it in Japanese and then, play it in English. When your students become comfortable with coding, play all games in English.
The HRT and the ALT demonstrate how to play the game in Japanese. Then, divide your students into groups. In the first game level, they play it in Japanese. Each group think of the steps to reach the goal and write them on a paper. Then, the groups go to the board and code! One group at a time.
But, if new English coding words appear in the game as the level gets more difficult, play it in Japanese. After that, switch back to ENGLISH! Can your students think and code in English?
Try to continue these games in junior high school!
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