The effect of second life on speaking achievement

  • Guzel S
  • Aydin S
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Abstract

The number of studies that focus on the impact of Second Life (SL) as a virtual language learning tool on speaking achievements of EFL learners is quite limited. Thus, this paper aims to provide insight for SL’s effect on Turkish EFL learners’ speaking achievement levels. Forty-four EFL learners from Balikesir University participated in this experimental research. The participants were divided into two groups as an experimental group of 20 learners and a control group consisting of 24 students. An interview grading their speaking performance was administered to both groups as pre-test and post-tests. While the control group participants took traditional speaking classes, the experimental group did the same speaking activities on SL. Considering the interview scores, results indicated that learners who used SL had a better performance than the ones who participated in traditional activities.  Keywords: english as a foreign language, second life, speaking, achievement.

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Guzel, S., & Aydin, S. (2016). The effect of second life on speaking achievement. Global Journal of Foreign Language Teaching, 6(4), 236. https://doi.org/10.18844/gjflt.v6i4.1676

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