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    • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Lang. Lit. Linguist.
    • Frequency: Bimonthly
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJLLL
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IJLLL 2022 Vol.8(4): 330-336 ISSN: 2382-6282
DOI: 10.18178/IJLLL.2022.8.4.371

Using Gamification to Support Learning Chinese as A Foreign Language: A Systematic Review

Yuetong Yu
Abstract—Gamification has been proposed as a pleasant and entertaining way to encourage students to acquire Chinese as a foreign language (CFL) and to bridge the gap between their learning and teaching practice. This systematic review provides a summary of the current state of the art in CFL gamification. Furthermore, when learners cope with CFL through gamification, this review study maps their learning process and results. 11 publications from 2016 to 2021 were analyzed for this systematic review. Even though these studies found that gamification had a favorable impact on learners' learning experiences and achievements, none of the studies identified gamification elements linked with the learning experiences and outcomes. Gamified CFL offers good learning experiences by being engaging, fun, motivating, engaging, and interesting. Gamified CFL learning results included content language acquisition, beliefs, motivation, satisfaction, and confidence. The findings of this study offer suggestions on how to develop gamification for learners' CFL learning, as well as the learning experiences and outcomes that follow.

Index Terms—Gamification, systematic review, CFL, foreign language acquisition, gamification elements.

Yuetong Yu is with the Faculty of Education, Beijing Normal University, Bejing, 100089, China (e-mail: 201911010159@mail.bnu.edu.cn).

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Cite:Yuetong Yu, "Using Gamification to Support Learning Chinese as A Foreign Language: A Systematic Review," International Journal of Languages, Literature and Linguistics vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 330-336, 2022.

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