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The Effect of Video Games on
Iranian EFL Learners’ Vocabulary
Learning
Sedigheh Vahdat
Shahid Chamran University
Amin Rast...
Introduction.
“One cannot learn language without vocabulary”
(Kang, 1995).
• Video games are a revolution for the English
...
Literature review
• Importance of Vocabulary Learning.
generalservice vocabulary
special-purpose vocabulary
(Nation and Ky...
• Video-Game Studies
“Play is crucial to learning new skills” (Piaget
1962)
Schlimme (2002) : “the players’ vocabulary
lev...
• Brown, Hall, Holtzer, Brown, and Brown (1997)
“They concluded that males perform better than
females in video games, but...
The study.
• General objective:
To what extent do video games help learners acquire vocabulary
over those who acquire voca...
• Participants:
Forty subjects
20 males and 20 females
Ages: from 23 to 27 years old.
Students majoring in English teachin...
Instruments.
• Simulated TOEFL.
• Forty multiple-choice questions achievement
test.
• Likert-scaled questionnaire.
Materials and Procedure.
• The experimental
group used video games
to learn new words.
• The control group used
five text-...
Data analysis
Data analysis
Analisys and conclusion.
• As the results of this study show, video-game
based learning has a strong effect on acquiring
n...
Analisys and conclusion.
• The results of this study also revealed that
there is a highly positive correlation between
gen...
Effect of video games on Iranian EFL Learners
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Effect of video games on Iranian EFL Learners

  1. 1. The Effect of Video Games on Iranian EFL Learners’ Vocabulary Learning Sedigheh Vahdat Shahid Chamran University Amin Rasti Behbahani Islamic Azad University Speakers: Diego Paredes Cid. Rocío Vargas Alarcón. Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción.
  2. 2. Introduction. “One cannot learn language without vocabulary” (Kang, 1995). • Video games are a revolution for the English language.
  3. 3. Literature review • Importance of Vocabulary Learning. generalservice vocabulary special-purpose vocabulary (Nation and Kyongho, 1995) • context-embedded approach (Kang, 1995) • knowledge of 2000 to 3000 highfrequency words is necessary (Zhang and Annual. 2008)
  4. 4. • Video-Game Studies “Play is crucial to learning new skills” (Piaget 1962) Schlimme (2002) : “the players’ vocabulary levels may increase” “video games enhace a learner’s language acquisition” (DeHaan, 2005)
  5. 5. • Brown, Hall, Holtzer, Brown, and Brown (1997) “They concluded that males perform better than females in video games, but that both genders improve significantly in their vocabulary skill with video-game use”
  6. 6. The study. • General objective: To what extent do video games help learners acquire vocabulary over those who acquire vocabulary without using video games? • Specific objective: Do females acquire vocabulary via video games better, or do males?
  7. 7. • Participants: Forty subjects 20 males and 20 females Ages: from 23 to 27 years old. Students majoring in English teaching at Azad University
  8. 8. Instruments. • Simulated TOEFL. • Forty multiple-choice questions achievement test. • Likert-scaled questionnaire.
  9. 9. Materials and Procedure. • The experimental group used video games to learn new words. • The control group used five text-drill chapters designed by the researchers about the game.
  10. 10. Data analysis
  11. 11. Data analysis
  12. 12. Analisys and conclusion. • As the results of this study show, video-game based learning has a strong effect on acquiring new vocabulary, which confirms what Schlimme (2002) and Turgut and Irgin (2009) predicted. • Repetition in games allows a language learner to be continuously exposed to the target language, creating more opportunities for acquisition to occur.
  13. 13. Analisys and conclusion. • The results of this study also revealed that there is a highly positive correlation between gender and learning vocabulary via video games. • The results of this study have implications for designers of educational video games, teachers, and students. Language teachers are advised to use video games in their classrooms, especially for vocabulary building.

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