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Language-learner experiences in an online virtual world


This study looks at the experiences that two Japanese learners of English had playing an online fantasy role-playing game. Samples of the types of interaction they encountered in the game itself as well as with other players are given. Excerpts from the participants’ journals are used to provide a learner’s perspective on their experience and to gain insight into benefits this type of virtual world might hold as a language learning resource.


Ballou, K. (2009). Language-learner experiences in an online virtual world. The JALT CALL Journal, 5(2), 61-70. https://doi.org/10.29140/jaltcall.v5n2.80