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ERIC Number: EJ1147075
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jun
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2013-9144
Storyline-Based Videogames in the FL Classroom
CasaƱ-Pitarch, Ricardo
Digital Education Review, n31 p80-92 Jun 2017
The use of videogames in the foreign language (FL) classroom seems to be gradually increasing nowadays. TICs are making the lives of educators easier and their teaching methods more effective; these positive experiences make that researchers in this field are constantly introducing and developing new teaching methods and electronic applications. This paper explores the use of storyline-based videogames in the FL classroom in order to enhance students' learning process and their communication outcomes through interactive and engaging tasks that may raise their motivation. This paper is a literature review which concerns the use of supportive material in the field of foreign language learning and it suggests that videogames based on story-lines may be applied in the same way that traditional workbooks and e-workbooks have been used for several years. This proposal is addressed to teaching professionals interested in the use of videogames as well as to editorials of language teaching materials.
Universitat de Barcelona. Passeig de la Vall d'Hebron 171, Edifici Llevant P3, Barcelona, 08035 Spain. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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