Game-Based Pilot System for English Learning

Game-Based Pilot System for English Learning

Kuo-Chen Li (Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan), Cheng-Ting Chen (Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan), Hui-Chih Wang (Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan) and Jia-Sheng Heh (Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan)
Copyright: © 2012 |Pages: 14
DOI: 10.4018/ijopcd.2012040106
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Abstract

Game-based Pilot System for English learning (GPS-E) is a system that was produced with the intention of assisting English language learners (ELLs) who have lower English proficiency. The study was conducted in a university setting in northern Taiwan. The English classes which were categorized as “Pilot English Classes” were recruited for this research. One major goal of this study is to explore how effective and to what extent the GPS-E system can contribute to students’ English learning in the university level. A survey was designed, and the data of the first year experiment were analyzed by a pre-post test study using the SPSS t-test. Results indicated that students who have tried the GPS-E system have improved significantly.
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Research Questions

Based on the above mentioned discussion, the following questions are constructed as the research questions for this study:

  • 1.

    What do the results suggest about the strengths and weaknesses of incorporating an Internet-based game into English Language teaching instruction?

  • 2.

    What are the concerns, limitations and inadequacies arising from the study?

  • 3.

    What suggestions for future researchers are revealed based on the outcome of this study?

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