In a recent systematic literature review, our project colleagues Emmanuel Acquah and Heidi Katz concluded that digital learning games are effective tools for language learning. Studies conducted within a formal learning environment, with or without teacher adaptation, resulted in mostly positive language acquisitions. Digital learning games (DLG) can benefit players’ language acquisition, affective / psychological states, contemporary skills and participatory behavior. Six important game features that affect the results were highlighted in particular. These are:
However, more research is needed on how digital learning games can best be implemented in the classroom.