Students’ perceptions of using board game to learn idiom: a study on Idioms Hunter - Journey Beyond Words / Muhammad Irfan Mokhtar... [et al.]

Mokhtar, Muhammad Irfan and Khairol Anuar, Nur Alyani and Abdul Talib, Nur Syuhada Iman and Hariulnizam, Wardina Zalia and Khairul Faizi, Alif Hakeem (2019) Students’ perceptions of using board game to learn idiom: a study on Idioms Hunter - Journey Beyond Words / Muhammad Irfan Mokhtar... [et al.]. ESTEEM Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 3. pp. 8-18. ISSN 2600-7274

Abstract

English literacy among ESL learners normally centres around the capability of learners to communicate in English competently. However, it is often a problem for ESL learners when the communication involves the use of idioms. Idioms are a figurative language where meaning cannot be taken literally. However, idioms rarely being included in the lesson of English, as many teachers choose to let learners learn them on their own. Learning idioms can be a dreadful experience for ESL learners as idioms are commonly used by native speakers and not oftenly used by ESL learners. Thus, a board game called ‘Idioms Hunter: Journey Beyond Words’ was designed to help ESL learners to acquire a better knowledge of idioms. This board game was inspired by the famous snake and ladder board game. However, ‘Idioms Hunter’ will give players a better experience as they will be playing to solve the mission by answering questions on idioms. This educational game will work as a stimulant to catch and captivate students’ attention in learning idioms.

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Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsID Num. / Email
Mokhtar, Muhammad Irfanmuham7133@uitm.edu.my
Khairol Anuar, Nur AlyaniUNSPECIFIED
Abdul Talib, Nur Syuhada ImanUNSPECIFIED
Hariulnizam, Wardina ZaliaUNSPECIFIED
Khairul Faizi, Alif HakeemUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Teaching (Principles and practice)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Teaching (Principles and practice) > Teaching aids and devices
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > English language
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Pulau Pinang > Permatang Pauh Campus
Journal or Publication Title: ESTEEM Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities
Journal: UiTM Journal > ESTEEM Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities
ISSN: 2600-7274
Volume: 3
Page Range: pp. 8-18
Official URL: https://ejssh.uitm.edu.my/
Item ID: 29459
Uncontrolled Keywords: idioms, treasure, board game, English, ESL
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/29459

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