Integrating mobile game application in enhancing students' willingness to communicate in English

Anna Lynn Abu Bakar and Irma Wani Othman and Nadiawati Mahmood and Mohammad Aqmal Hafidz Musa (2022) Integrating mobile game application in enhancing students' willingness to communicate in English. International Journal of Education, Psychology and Counselling (IJEPC), 7. pp. 793-801. ISSN 0128-164X

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English is an important communication medium for Malaysians, particularly in higher education and business. As a result, substantial effort has been invested in producing students who can communicate effectively in a variety of social and professional settings. It is believed that, as a result of the new learning standard, mobile game applications offer a greater opportunity to enhance language learning, particularly English, for Gen-Z students. One of the mobile gaming applications utilised for this study was Languinis, an original, free word puzzle mobile game. An administered questionnaire was administered to 120 ESL students as part of a mixed-methods approach. A semi-structured interview with 10 ESL students was also conducted. The data of the investigation revealed that few pupils are familiar with the Languinis word game. Nonetheless, the finding also revealed that the students enjoyed using the mobile game application to improve their vocabulary, which they then utilised in their spoken interactions. As a result, their Willingness to Communicate (WTC) in English has improved.

Item Type: Article
Keyword: Mobile game application , ESL students , Willingness to communicate , WTC , Languinis
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English language > PE1-3729 English > PE1001-1693 Modern English
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA1-939 Mathematics > QA71-90 Instruments and machines > QA75.5-76.95 Electronic computers. Computer science > QA76.75-76.765 Computer software
Department: CENTRE > Centre for the Promotion of Knowledge and Language Learning
Depositing User: DG MASNIAH AHMAD -
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2022 12:35
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2022 12:35

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