Language immersion programs, Rosetta Stone, face-to-face classroom instruction, and more – all tried and true methods of acquiring the skills necessary to speak a new language. But what happens when game-based learning enters the fray? A number of recent studies have attempted to determine the efficacy of digital game-based language learning programs, providing evidence that points to improved learning outcomes and increased motivation among learners. But you don’t have to take my word for it – see for yourself by checking out the key findings of these evidence-based studies:
Game-based language learning felt quick and easy due to improved contextualization and real-time feedback provided by the game environment.
Game-based language learning felt engaging and enjoyable thanks to a high number of opportunities for interaction, similar to face-to-face instruction, but with a reduced fear of failure commonly associated with in-person language learning.
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