A Literature Review on the Impact of Games on Learning English Vocabulary to Children



  • Lina Lafta Jassim University of ThiQar, Iraq
  • Hisham Dzakiria University of Utara Malaysia, Malaysia


Digital Games, Effects, Benefits, Challenges


Digital games play a significant role in the life of the new generation. Although there are many criticisms, many studies focus on the importance of digital games in improving learner’s vocabulary in the target language. Researchers have begun conductingseveral researches on how using games in the class can foster vocabulary learning. The aim of this paper is to investigate the impacts of digital games on children’s vocabulary learning depending on a literature review. Many studies focus on the impacts of digital games on different aspects of education. This conceptual paper aims to shed light on some games' benefits, and challenges which educators and children face in the use of digital games. The findings of this paper show that Games are used not only for making children successful in EFL classes but more importantly, for motivating them and increasing the cooperation among children. In addition,the findings state that there are advantages as well as disadvantages in using games for learning English vocabulary.


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Lafta Jassim, L., & Dzakiria, H. . (2019). A Literature Review on the Impact of Games on Learning English Vocabulary to Children. International Journal of Language and Literary Studies, 1(1), 47–53. https://doi.org/10.36892/ijlls.v1i1.22