Learning English with The Sims: exploiting authentic computer simulation games for L2 learning

@inproceedings{Ranalli2008LearningEW,
  title={Learning English with The Sims: exploiting authentic computer simulation games for L2 learning},
  author={Jim Ranalli},
  year={2008}
}
With their realistic animation, complex scenarios and impressive interactivity, computer simulation games might be able to provide context-rich, cognitively engaging virtual environments for language learning. However, simulation games designed for L2 learners are in short supply. As an alternative, could games designed for the mass-market be enhanced with support materials to allow students to enter and make use of them for learning? This classroom-based investigation looked into whether the… CONTINUE READING

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