Kazan Federal University (RUSSIAN FEDERATION)
About this paper:
Appears in: INTED2020 Proceedings
Publication year: 2020
Pages: 5028-5035
ISBN: 978-84-09-17939-8
ISSN: 2340-1079
doi: 10.21125/inted.2020.1375
Conference name: 14th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 2-4 March, 2020
Location: Valencia, Spain
Many authors come to the conclusion that in the 21st century the second language training process has to take into consideration the needs of the young ‘digital’ generation and become more technology-oriented.

The article considers different aspects of using computer games in teaching and learning foreign languages. The aim of this article is to consider the impact of computer games as a tool for second language learning and increasing students’ motivation and also to verify in practice the positive role of computer games for development of second language skills.

The article includes the survey of related works considering commercial CGs and their learning potential. According to these works, computer games can have positive influence on the development of attention and cognitive abilities which has been proven by the series of experiments. There are also a lot of data of foreign and domestic researchers confirming the improvement of language skills with the help of CGs.

The data of our research confirm the hypothesis that certain kinds of computer games can have positive impact on the development of foreign language skills. The article also reviews the most popular computer games in the field of foreign languages teaching.
Second language learning, computer games, educational computer games, increasing motivation, development of language skills.