DAILY VERBS: TEACHING ENGLISH VERB TENSES THROUGH A SIMPLE VIDEO GAME

Mohammad Aljayyousi

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This study introduces an educational game called “Daily Verbs” which teaches verb tenses to second language learners. The mechanics of the game is simple. The player moves a sprite through daily tasks and to each task there is a sentence attached stating the relevant tense. In the game, the researcher made use of Stephen Krashen’s principles of second language acquisition, namely, the acquisition vs. learning hypothesis, the affective filter, and the monitor hypothesis. Their manifestation in the game is explained in this study. Besides, the researcher made extensive use of John Gee’s 13 principles of learning embedded in video games. Their evidence in the game is also explained in the study.

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ESL; educational games; language and video games; digital humanities

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.46827/ejfl.v5i5.3914

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