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Gaming English vs Classroom English: Pupils’ Attitudes Towards Language Learning Through Extra-Mural English & Online Gaming
Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, English.
2018 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Are pupils more motivated to learn English via their extramural activities or via classroom English? Gaming is said to be a great source for language learning, especially when it comes to oral communication (Dongwan 2011). This essay presents the results of a questionnaire that was handed to pupils of year 9 in a school outside of Stockholm, Sweden, and investigates what out of school activities the pupils are involved in where English is the designated language. Based on the answers, the pupils were divided into two groups: one where they play online games speaking or chatting in English and another where they do not. The questionnaire indicates that gamers are more confident about speaking in class but also less motivated to learn when it comes to classroom English compared to non-gamers. The questionnaire showed that, as suggested by Sundqvist (2009), pupils with gaming experience in English have a lesser degree of anxiety when speaking English.

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2018.
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Extramural English, Second language acquisition, Classroom English, Gaming
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-28046OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-28046DiVA, id: diva2:1228680
Available from: 2018-06-28 Created: 2018-06-28

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