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Influence of Popular Online Games on English Language Skills Development of Children in Dhaka City

Journal: International Journal of English, Literature and Social Science (Vol.7, No. 6)

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Page : 271-281

Keywords : Active learning; English language; influence; language skills; online games;

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This research paper aims to examine the influence of popular online games played by children on their development of English language skills. The language English carries a certain international status and different research in the field of language pedagogy attempt to find ways for teaching it easily. Different games can be proved helpful for teaching and learning English in interesting ways. Nowadays children are being highly involved in online gaming where they communicate with co-players from different countries using English. Thus, they get exposed to a constructed reality where lies the possibility of developing English language skills through interaction and active learning. To explore that possibility, this research has been conducted on 8-14 years old gamer children of Dhaka city who are yet to be proficient in English language. The sample children were surveyed and observed along with collection of opinions of some of their guardians. The analysis of these data showed that online gaming has brought noticeable development in the speaking skill of these children when listening and reading were facilitated to a certain extent too without much effort. But it has the least or almost no impact on their writing skill. These findings would add knowledge on the field of language pedagogy and facilitate easy learning

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