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Adult Language Learning: Using Minigames to teach Vocabulary in the ESL Classroom
University of Skövde, School of Informatics. (Serious Games)
2016 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Research within the field of serious games shows that games and simulations can supplement traditional learning methods in a positive way. Modern technology allows for simulations of real situations thus allowing for improved vocabulary training. This paper focusses on ESL (English as a second language training) for adult learners and looks at how a prototype set of minigames could be used to enhance learning outcomes in a specific set of vocabulary. The paper looks at a case study carried out by the researcher in Plymouth in the UK at an ESL training centre. Results from this sample showed that this method of using games is viable, however not that much of an improvement on traditional methods.

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2016. , 36 p.
Keyword [en]
L2 Language Learning, ESL, Serious Games, Educational MiniGames
National Category
Computer Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-13103OAI: diva2:1046821
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Gina Airey - Meridian School of English, Plymouth, United Kingdom
Subject / course
Educational program
Serious Games - Master's Programme
Available from: 2016-11-28 Created: 2016-11-15 Last updated: 2016-11-28Bibliographically approved

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