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IJIET 2024 Vol.14(5): 668-674
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2024.14.5.2091

Exploring the Role of Facilitator Talk Moves in Online Game-Based Grammar Training

Hyangeun Ji1,*, Chaewon Kim2, Luke Alexander West2, and Jiabei Xu2
1. College of Education and Human Development, Temple University, Philadelphia, United States
2. College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences, Florida State University, Tallahassee, United States
Email: hyangeun.ji@temple.edu (H.J.); ck22j@fsu.edu (C.K.); lawest@fsu.edu (L.A.W); jxu4@fsu.edu (J.X.)
*Corresponding author

Manuscript received September 12, 2023; revised October 30, 2023; accepted December 8, 2023; published May 10, 2024

Abstract—In light of the limited research on native learners’ game-based grammar learning, this exploratory study examined the use of facilitator talk moves during synchronous online game-based grammar training for native English-speaking learners. A total of ten native high school learners participated in a 60 to 90-minute synchronous online grammar-based grammar training session while facilitator supporting their training with different facilitator talk moves. We focused on types of facilitator talk moves in each training session and examined the impact of these talk moves on the learners’ grammar score improvement. Using content analysis, we found twelve different talk moves employed in the training sessions. Chi-squared tests for independence revealed that greater use of “checking” talk moves was associated with grammar score improvement, while the greater use of “procedural” talk moves was associated with no score improvement and, by implication, an adverse impact on grammar score improvement.

Keywords—online learning, game-based learning, online tutoring, grammar teaching


Cite: Hyangeun Ji, Chaewon Kim, Luke Alexander West, and Jiabei Xu, "Exploring the Role of Facilitator Talk Moves in Online Game-Based Grammar Training," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 14, no. 5, pp. 668-674, 2024.

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General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Jon-Chao Hong
  • 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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