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Memorias de investigación
Research Publications in journals:
Up2B2: playing English grammar games at the B2 level
Year:2017
Research Areas
  • Telematics,
  • Education,
  • Linguistics
Information
Abstract
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 levels.
International
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JCR
No
Title
Language Value
ISBN
1989-7103
Impact factor JCR
Impact info
Volume
9
10.6035/LanguageV.2017.9.6
Journal number
1
From page
132
To page
159
Month
SIN MES
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Irina M Arguelles Alvarez (UPM)
  • Autor: Margarita Martinez Nuñez (UPM)
  • Autor: Ana Belen Garcia Hernando (UPM)
  • Autor: Antonio Da Silva Fariña (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Aplicaciones Multimedia y Acústica
  • Departamento: Lingüística Aplicada a la Ciencia y a la Tecnología
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Investigación en Tecnologías del Software y Sistemas Multimedia para la Sostenibilidad (CITSEM)
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Telemática y Electrónica
  • Departamento: Ingeniería de Organización, Administración de Empresas y Estadística
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