Investigating the Impact of Role play games on Vocabulary Building of ESL Learners at Intermediate Level

Authors

  • Dr. Samina Sarwat Director, Institute of Humanities and Arts, Khwaja Fareed University of Engineering and Information Technology, Rahim Yar khan, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Ameer Hamza Lecturer, Department of English, Government Khawaja Farid Graduate College, Rahim Yar Khan, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Adil Wazeer M. Phil scholar Institute of Humanities and Arts, Khwaja Fareed University of Engineering and Information Technology, Rahim Yar Khan, Punjab, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47205/plhr.2023(7-I)03

Keywords:

Control Group, ESL Learners, Experimental Group, Instructions, Role Play Games, Vocabulary

Abstract

Vocabulary plays a key role in effective communication as it helps in interacting people. Many different challenges have been faced by ESL learners during vocabulary lessons such as memorization of words and phrases. The motive behind this article was to find out the impact of Role play games during vocabulary lessons at Intermediate level. For this, a class of intermediate level ESL learners was taken as a sample from Government Khawaja Farid Graduate College Rahim Yar Khan. The participants of this classroom were divided into experimental and control group respectively. Instructional plan of eight weeks was formulated. It covered only three plays of Book-III of Intermediate part-I. Before the start of instructional plan, a previous knowledge test was conducted in both groups. Participants’ response sheets were marked according to the already designed answer key. During the course of instructional plan, control group was taught vocabulary lessons in a traditional way whereas experimental group was taught by using Role play games. At the end, Posttest was conducted from already specified chapters. Results of both groups were computed and analyzed by using SPSS. The participants of experimental group performed much better than control group. About 80% respondents of experimental group have been successful in getting 70% or more marks in the posttest which clearly indicates the effectiveness of Role play games for vocabulary learning at Intermediate level.

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Published

2023-01-11

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Sarwat, S., Hamza, A., & Adil Wazeer, M. (2023). Investigating the Impact of Role play games on Vocabulary Building of ESL Learners at Intermediate Level. Pakistan Languages and Humanities Review, 7(1), 20–33. https://doi.org/10.47205/plhr.2023(7-I)03