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Original article | Innovational Research in ELT 2023, Vol. 4(2) 59-69

Immersive virtual reality in tertiary level efl education a systematic review of recent applications.

Cigdem Ece & Özlem Balkan & Nazmi Dinçer

pp. 59 - 69   |  DOI: https://doi.org/10.29329/irelt.2023.623.6   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2307-06-0005.R1

Published online: December 28, 2023  |   Number of Views: 29  |  Number of Download: 317


Abstract

The use of virtual reality in foreign language learning has captured the attention of many researchers in recent years. The number of recent systematic reviews which focus specifically on English as a foreign language (EFL) education and Virtual Reality, however, is scarce as it still remains a relatively new technology in language learning. This paper provides a systematic review of 21 research articles published in the literature between the years 2017 and 2022 in the field of teaching and learning English as a foreign language through the use of VR. The main purpose of this systematic review was to identify contexts, features, strategies of VR in foreign language education at higher institutions and to interpret them in terms of their effects on English language learners. In particular, the review focuses on the study contexts, the aim of VR integration, the type of VR technology integrated, the strategies used, the effects on student performance, and future directions included in the research articles. The review demonstrates that VR technologies have a significant positive impact on performance boost in EFL context. The article concludes with limitations such as being confined to English as a foreign language context and addresses directions for future work.

Keywords: Virtual reality, language learning, higher education, systematic review, EFL


How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Ece, C., Balkan, O. & Dincer, N. (2023). Immersive virtual reality in tertiary level efl education a systematic review of recent applications. . Innovational Research in ELT, 4(2), 59-69. doi: 10.29329/irelt.2023.623.6

Harvard
Ece, C., Balkan, O. and Dincer, N. (2023). Immersive virtual reality in tertiary level efl education a systematic review of recent applications. . Innovational Research in ELT, 4(2), pp. 59-69.

Chicago 16th edition
Ece, Cigdem, Ozlem Balkan and Nazmi Dincer (2023). "Immersive virtual reality in tertiary level efl education a systematic review of recent applications. ". Innovational Research in ELT 4 (2):59-69. doi:10.29329/irelt.2023.623.6.

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