Video Games as Motivators of English Vocabulary Acquisition and Reading
- 10.2991/assehr.k.200729.005How to use a DOI?
- motivation, video games, reading, reading comprehension
The current generation of students is keen on playing video games across platforms such as smartphones, personal computers, or other devices. Teachers could take advantage of their enthusiasm for gaming by integrating learning with games played in the classroom or at home. Most students in Indonesia do not consider English as a foreign language important or challenging. There is a marked difference in learning English at school and self-learning: a student must study specific materials by a certain grade at school; however, students can self-learn from discrete types of exposure. Very few students engage in self-learning or know that they must master English. This study examined whether the integration of video games to English classes would motivate students to learn. The experiment focused on enhancing the motivation of students to read English text. Data were collected through a mixed method. Besides collecting pre- and post- tests, the researcher also administered a questionnaire to the students who performed best in the post-test. The t-test calculation performed on the obtained results revealed only a slight increase in the motivation of participating students. The outcomes of the analysis of the questionnaire divulged that the game’s visualization helped students who performed best to understand English better and that these learners were incentivized to improve their English by doing what they love.
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TY - CONF AU - Audrey Ningtyas AU - Sonya P. Suganda PY - 2020 DA - 2020/07/30 TI - Video Games as Motivators of English Vocabulary Acquisition and Reading BT - Proceedings of the International University Symposium on Humanities and Arts (INUSHARTS 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 22 EP - 27 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200729.005 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.200729.005 ID - Ningtyas2020 ER -