Exploring the Potential of Video Games in Enhancing Language Learning


  • Mohamad Farhan Mohd Tap Language Academy, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, 81310 Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, UTM Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
  • Norhanim Abdul Samat Language Academy, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, 81310 Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, UTM Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
  • Tina Abdullah Language Academy, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, 81310 Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, UTM Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia




Video games, cooperative learning, technology integration, game-based language learning, immersive tools, mixed-method approach


In the past few years, computer games have become popular as immersive language learning tools which help students to improve their language skills. This paper seeks to find out if video games can be used to improve language learning and to see the positive aspects of video games for this task. The participant for this research is based on 58 participants who had taken an English language class at a university in Johor; from which eight volunteers were selected for the interview. In our study we used mixed-method approach, and a survey was carried out by asking students questions about their general perceptions of the usage of video games for learning in the English language as well as getting to know challenges that students are facing while using these games to practice the language. Overall, they had a positive attitude towards video games in an educational environment. The findings highlight the significance of putting technology integration into education since online video games are a very convenient tool in stimulating their active participation learning English and communicative diversity.


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Exploring the Potential of Video Games in Enhancing Language Learning. (2024). LSP International Journal, 11(1), 29-39. https://doi.org/10.11113/lspi.v11.21512