English – Study with Games!

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Swedish researchers found that multiplayer online games allow children to learn English faster. Universities of Gothenburg and Karlstad decided to find out how students use English outside the classroom lessons. The children who were playing in a variety of English games have received considerable advantage in vocabulary compared to those that played them less.

Researchers have identified the MMO genre as the most useful language learning tool. It is obvious that in multiplayer games for gamers not only have to read and listen to English, but also to communicate with other players.

“The players just need to understand what they say, read in English, as well as write and speak another language”, – said Liss Kerstin Sylven, one of the analysts in the project.