The Benefits of Gamification in English Language Teaching and Learning

Manfaat Penggunaan Gamifikasi dalam Pengajaran dan Pembelajaran Bahasa Inggeris


  • Norshilawani Shahidan Fakulti Pendidikan, Universiti Islam Selangor
  • Muhammad Faris Kamarol Ariffin Fakulti Pendidikan, Universiti Islam Selangor


gamification, English language teaching, teaching approach, ELT, benefit


Gamification in English language learning comprises of game mechanics which involve points, badges, leader boards and rewards. It is one of the approaches that has been used by the educators to change the pace of lesson in learning English. This approach has been used in the class because of the benefits that it can offer in English language learning. This paper focuses on the use of gamification in English language teaching (ELT) and learning by looking at the advantages it has brought to language skills. Gamification can be used in the teaching of the different skills in English and in terms of its benefits to English language learning, gamification makes learning more effective by making grammar learning more pleasurable, vocabulary memorisation more successful, communication and cooperation easier to be practiced and others. It is hoped that this paper will add to the literature on the applications of gamification in ELT and lead to the betterment of ELT in second language setting particularly in Malaysia.


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Shahidan, N. ., & Kamarol Ariffin , M. F. (2024). The Benefits of Gamification in English Language Teaching and Learning: Manfaat Penggunaan Gamifikasi dalam Pengajaran dan Pembelajaran Bahasa Inggeris. ATTARBAWIY: Malaysian Online Journal of Education, 8(1), 115–124. Retrieved from

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