Ten Interesting Facts about OnVac: A Tool to Learn Engineering and Technology Vocabulary

Zuraina, Ali and Suriya Kumar, Sinnadurai and Faridah, Hamzah and Ruhil Amal, Azmuddin and Nur Syafawati, Sabuan (2014) Ten Interesting Facts about OnVac: A Tool to Learn Engineering and Technology Vocabulary. International Journal of Language Education and Applied Linguistics (IJLEAL), 1. pp. 33-44. ISSN 2289-7208 (print); 2289-9294 (online). (Published)

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The purpose of this paper is to impart interesting facts about an online vocabulary game namely OnVac, which can be used to learn engineering and technology vocabulary. E-mail interviews conducted with 32 students on a voluntary basis in a public university in Malaysia revealed positive perceptions of OnVac as an interesting tool to learn engineering and technology vocabulary. It implied that online games such as OnVac could facilitate university students to enrich their engineering and technical vocabulary. Since the vocabularies are selected from their core engineering and technical reference books, it seemed that OnVac was able to facilitate the students in understanding of their core subjects better. The study also showed evidence that OnVac enabled them to retain the engineering and technology vocabulary for both short- and long-term recalls

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Paper presented at Seminar in Language Learning & Teaching Practices (SELLT), November 2013
Uncontrolled Keywords: Online vocabulary game; Vocabulary; Game; Engineering vocabulary; Technology vocabulary
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
Faculty/Division: Centre For Modern Languages and Human Sciences
Depositing User: Noorul Farina Arifin
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2014 07:58
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2018 03:52
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/5094
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