Gameful L2 Learning

  • Jonathon ReinhardtEmail author
Part of the New Language Learning and Teaching Environments book series (NLLTE)


By surveying and presenting research in the field, Chapter 5 explores the relationship between games and L2 learning. It first presents several perspectives on SLA and infers how they would conceptualize gameful L2TL and literacies development. To balance this deductive approach, it then surveys research according to affordances, or potentials for L2 learning, associated with eight particular mechanics or qualities: contextualization, time, sheltered space, goal orientation and feedback, languaging, identity, time and place (in)dependence, and extramural, autonomous learning. Discussion of each is followed by implications and ideas for future research.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EnglishUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA

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