Effects of Clash of Clans Online Game on Iranian Students’ Vocabulary Learning: A Case Study

Document Type : Original Article


English Department, Najafabad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Najafabad, Iran


Online games can be effective tools in vocabulary learning. Clash of Clans is one of these games which is investigated in this research. Three Iranian, male pre-intermediate participants were cases of this study who played for ten to thirty minutes every day and were randomly chosen among 19 available subjects. This game consists of 60 words and about 70 sentences and the process of learning ranged from 3 to 6 months for different learners. Data collected through an interview and checklist showed that Clash of Clans online game helps pre-intermediate EFL learners acquire several vocabulary items without being exposed to any direct instruction and can be applied as a means of improving vocabulary among pre-intermediate EFL learners. Furthermore, the findings might be constructive for materials developers, i.e. helping them to prepare appropriate texts in terms of textual integrity and readability, in line with the needs and levels of EFL learners.


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  • فاطمه فرهمندی

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Volume 2, Issue 1 - Serial Number 1
ISBN 9783899664812
January 2022
Pages 39-50
  • Receive Date: 14 January 2022
  • Revise Date: 06 February 2022
  • Accept Date: 18 March 2022