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ID : 338
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Title : An Exploratory Study to Develop a Mobile Lexical Game App for Vocabulary Learning
Type : Paper (25 minutes)
Category : Individual session
Abstract :

Many studies have illustrated strong correlations between vocabulary knowledge and language proficiency level. As a method of motivating learners, educators may use games as a form of task-based learning to aid vocabulary learning. While existing studies focus on task-based vocabulary production, much less is known about vocabulary production in games. Furthermore, vocabulary learning and production is contingent upon the task or activity used. To address this, we investigated a lexical game as an elicitation task with 23 Year 6 multilingual ESL learners from an international school in Malaysia. An approximate measure of the Year 6 intact group’s language proficiency was obtained via the Vocabulary Levels Test and Lex30. Audio recordings of vocabulary elicited during the game were transcribed and quantified according to type, frequency and lexical richness. The number of low frequency words produced by individual participants was analysed using Lextutor. The findings show that participants with lower VLT and Lex30 scores produced fewer words above the 2,000-frequency band, compared to higher scoring participants. This exploratory study provided a systematic approach to generate and analyse productive vocabulary from lexical games, which was used for the development of a prototype Mobile lexical Game app.

Keywords : productive, vocabulary, games, elicitation, mobile
Conference theme : Emerging technologies
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Main presenter : Ms. Yee Zhen KOK
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Affiliation : University of Nottingham Malaysia (Subang Jaya, Malaysia)
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Biography :

Yee Zhen is a pre-service teacher in the final year of her degree in the University of Nottingham Malaysia. Based on her personal interests, she is examining the use of games in vocabulary learning with the support of her supervisor, Dr Csaba Szabo.

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Date added : Wednesday, 13 March 2019, 2:06 AM [JST]
Date modified : Tuesday, 14 May 2019, 7:00 PM [JST]
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Submission status : Accepted
Schedule number : 314-P
Schedule day : Aug 10th (Sat)
Schedule time : 10: 20 - 10: 45
Schedule duration : 25 mins
Schedule room name : A102
Schedule room seats : 40 seats
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