Playing has been a common learning technique through the ages, but recently several studies on the teaching of foreign languages have focused on this component. This article highlights the three different, but overlapping, aspects that make up the true dimension of playing as a learning tool: games, didactic instruments and group techniques. Furthermore, it intends to show that utilization of playing in the learning process in combination with the development of new technologies in the field of language learning opens new possibilities for the teaching of foreign languages.
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