USING THE PLATFORM KAHOOT! AS A MEANS OF GAMIFICATION IN THE PROCESS OF TEACHING ENGLISH AS ESL


  • Daria Kiiashko
  • Victoria Yashkina
Keywords: English, gamification, distance learning mode, motivation, KAHOOT!, quiz

Abstract

Due to an obligatory conversion to the distance-learning mode at all levels of education worldwide because of COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, the problem of searching new teaching tools as well as improving the existing ones has aroused in front of teachers of both schools and universities. The aim of this paper is to dwell on the importance of the usage of a game form in teaching English as a Second Foreign Language (ESL), applying the digital platform KAHOOT! in order to reach all possible educational aims and especially keep students’ motivation for studying during the distance learning mode. As the platform has introduced some changes in its system, the process of creating different learning modes as follows: to present a new topic, to refresh students’ knowledge on some issues, to access students’ skills and check their mastering of vocabulary, grammar, cultural pattern etc. are demonstrated in the article. Moreover, since the recent conducted research by Ukrainian and Polish teachers at English classes at the National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine in Kyiv and at the Pedagogical University in Kraków respectively has proved the efficacy of using the platform KAHOOT! in learning, the article highlights the main reasons why it is advisable to apply digital game-based activities along with classical mode of theory explanation to motivate students continue learning English during teaching online, especially while the quarantine period and/or mixed type of learning.

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Published
2021-08-02
How to Cite
Kiiashko, D., & Yashkina, V. (2021). USING THE PLATFORM KAHOOT! AS A MEANS OF GAMIFICATION IN THE PROCESS OF TEACHING ENGLISH AS ESL. Anglistics and Americanistics, 1(18), 79-83. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.15421/382113
Section
ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING AND THE ISSUES OF MULTILINGUALISM