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CALL in the Form of Simulation Games: Teaching English Vocabulary and Pronunciation through Sims

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When discussing the current state of art with regard to the use of new technologies in foreign and second language learning one thing is blinking sharply: Simulation Games. Simulator games have prepared a great pedagogical context for young sailors and mariners. The importance of creating pedegugical context for sailors and mariners to learn English as a second or foreign language is the essence of this study. Simulation games show potential not just for engaging and entertaining users, but also in promoting language learning. In this research we survey the effect of simulation Games on sailor and mariners’ English vocabulary and pronunciation learning of Khoramshahr Navy University. The results clearly showed that these kinds of games have a significant impact of learners, especially when they learn English as ESP like the sailors and mariners.

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Periodical:
International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences (Volume 8)
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57-65
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H. Meihami et al., "CALL in the Form of Simulation Games: Teaching English Vocabulary and Pronunciation through Sims", International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences, Vol. 8, pp. 57-65, 2013
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September 2013
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