Maybe it’s global warming, perhaps a nuke strike. It could be some crazed terrorist or maybe just a whole lot of bad tacos.
Either way, it’s an interesting idea.
- What would your ESL students do, the ones that could survive on their own, that is?
- Would there be anything left that you could use?
- Where on earth would you go after everything was destroyed?
I thought about that a lot back in 2012 when the Mayan calendar was coming to an end and the movie 2012 came out.
See, in China that movie was a big hit, and all my students were talking about it. It only made sense to make an ESL PowerPoint game along the same lines.
So I did so, and created Escape Shenzhen…a game that quickly got away from me.
Oh, and the fact that it’s best for higher-level students…and as anyone who teaches ESL knows, those students are few and far between. Here’s what a slide looks like:
The weapons are a lot of fun, and so are some of the other items. Really, for this game it’s letting students try new things. You could get to a dead-end in the game, but if a student wants to break down a door with his sword, why not use your imagination, let them explore, and maybe find something fun?
Escape Shenzhen is a role-playing game, in that regard, and you’re the game master, giving directions on where to go, like this place: