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Up2B2: playing English grammar games at the B2 level

Argüelles, Irina; Martínez Núñez, Margarita; García, Ana Belén; da Silva, Antonio
Resumen:
The study is framed within the Mobile Assisted Language Learning (MALL) approach and presents the results from the use of an original mobile app, developed by the research team, on the part of 73 students. The app prototype consists of multiple choice questions and answers that assess varied aspects of the grammar, vocabulary and use of English at level B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL). The application presents motivating gamification components that aim at enhancing students' participation and regular use of the game. Some of these gamification features are response time, use of competition and training tests, and a score ranking based on nicknames. The study uses different indexes in order to describe the use of the platform and qualitative and quantitative indicators to reach positive conclusions related to students' increased motivation and improvement in their grammar and vocabulary competence level
Año:
2017
Tipo de publicación:
Artículos en revistas científicas
Palabras clave:
Applications in subject areas, architectures for educational technology system, evaluation of CAL systems, post-secondary education, mobile assisted language learning
Revista:
Language Value
Volumen:
9
Páginas:
132-159
Mes:
September
ISSN:
1989-7103
DOI:
10.6035/LanguageV.2017.9.6
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