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Original article | Innovational Research in ELT 2022, Vol. 3(2) 12-19

The Metaverse in Foreign Language Learning: A Theoretical Framework

Selami Aydın

pp. 12 - 19   |  DOI: https://doi.org/10.29329/irelt.2022.505.2   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2209-22-0007

Published online: December 31, 2022  |   Number of Views: 70  |  Number of Download: 546


Abstract

Inevitably, recent ideas and developments in the metaverse that are based on social interactions can profoundly influence the foreign language learning process since the core of the mentioned process is communication and interaction. However, whether the metaverse can be used in foreign language learning remains a crucial question that is unanswered within a theoretical framework. This paper aims to provide a theoretical basis regarding the use of metaverse in foreign language learning. For this purpose, it first defines and introduces the metaverse, gives a brief history of the concept, and introduces Metaversal games. Then, it focuses on the relationship between the use of the metaverse and the theoretical points of view. It concludes that the metaverse platform can be used as an effective language learning environment in light of the current theories, approaches, and models. The paper also discusses certain problems regarding the use of the metaverse as a language learning platform. 

Keywords: Foreign language learning; the metaverse; theoretical framework


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APA 6th edition
Aydin, S. (2022). The Metaverse in Foreign Language Learning: A Theoretical Framework . Innovational Research in ELT, 3(2), 12-19. doi: 10.29329/irelt.2022.505.2

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Aydin, S. (2022). The Metaverse in Foreign Language Learning: A Theoretical Framework . Innovational Research in ELT, 3(2), pp. 12-19.

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Aydin, Selami (2022). "The Metaverse in Foreign Language Learning: A Theoretical Framework ". Innovational Research in ELT 3 (2):12-19. doi:10.29329/irelt.2022.505.2.

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