E ISSN: 2583-049X

International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research and Studies

Volume 3, Issue 4, 2023

The Effectiveness of Gamification in Enhancing Student’s Motivation and Engagement in the Language Learning Classroom

Author(s): S Rushanthan


This research paper investigates the effectiveness of gamification as a pedagogical approach to enhance students' motivation and engagement in the language learning classroom. The growing interest in gamification as an educational tool has prompted exploration into its potential impact on language learning, a context where motivation and engagement play pivotal roles in achieving proficiency. Through a comprehensive literature review, key theories and concepts related to motivation and engagement in language learning are examined, alongside existing studies on gamification's effects.

The research methodology involves implementing gamification elements in the language learning classroom with a specific target population, and data collection methods encompass surveys and observations. Statistical analysis of the data aims to determine the impact of gamification on students' motivation and engagement levels. The findings shed light on whether gamification positively influences language learners' motivation and engagement, supporting or challenging previous research.

In the discussion section, the results are interpreted in the context of the existing literature, and the implications for language learning classrooms and educational practices are explored. The paper concludes by summarizing the study's main contributions, addressing limitations, and suggesting potential avenues for future research. The research seeks to contribute to the ongoing discourse surrounding gamification's role in promoting motivation and engagement, providing valuable insights for language educators and researchers alike.

Keywords: Gamification, Learning, Sri Lanka

Pages: 559-563

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