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IJIET 2024 Vol.14(2): 231-239
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2024.14.2.2044

Exploring the Potential of Metaverse-Based Platforms for Enhancing English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Learning: A Comprehensive Systematic Review

Yuliang Jiao, Dorothy DeWitt*, and Rafiza Binti Abdul Razak
Faculty of Education, University Malaya, Malaysia
Email: S2039328@siswa.um.edu.my (Y.J.); dorothy@um.edu.my (D.D.); rafiza@um.edu.my (R.B.A.R.)
*Corresponding author

Manuscript received August 13, 2023; revised September 8, 2023; accepted November 7, 2023; published February 15, 2024

Abstract—Metaverse technology introduces a new dimension to education, offering continuous and sustainable learning experiences. With its immersive, multimodal interactions, the Edu-Metaverse holds promise for English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learning. As higher education moves towards digital transformation, the exploration of Metaverse technology’s applications in EFL teaching becomes crucial. This study conducts a systematic review of the Metaverse in English language learning, emphasizing its integration with traditional education, effective pedagogical approaches, the diversity of Metaverse types in EFL learning, and challenges linked with Metaverse-based platforms in EFL education. The findings highlight the potential of Metaverse learning environments to enhance academic achievement while addressing key research questions. However, the review also recognizes its limitations and outlines directions for future research, offering valuable insights for educators and researchers interested in utilizing Metaverse platforms for EFL instruction.

Keywords—Metaverse, English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learning, immersive virtual environment


Cite: Yuliang Jiao, Dorothy DeWitt, and Rafiza Binti Abdul Razak, "Exploring the Potential of Metaverse-Based Platforms for Enhancing English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Learning: A Comprehensive Systematic Review," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 231-239, 2024.

Copyright © 2024 by the authors. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).

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  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
  • Managing Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
  • Abstracting/ Indexing: Scopus (CiteScore 2022: 2.0), INSPEC (IET), UGC-CARE List (India), CNKI, EBSCO, Google Scholar
  • E-mail: ijiet@ejournal.net


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