NGA LY (VUNG CAO VIET BAC HIGH SCHOOL)
LOAN TRAN (Thai binh university of medicine and pharmacy)

EFFECT OF LANGUAGE GAMES IN THE ENGLISH PERFORMANCE OF GRADE 10TH ETHNIC MINORITY STUDENTS AT VUNG CAO VIET BAC SCHOOL : LANGUAGE LEARNING

This study was an investigation of the the effect of the use of language games in teaching English to the grade 10 ethnic minority students at Vung Cao Viet Bac High School, Viet Nam. The study used a quasi-experimental method employing the repeated measures design. It is repeated because each group was exposed alternately to both methods-lecture using handout and lecture using language games, in six different lessons. Two intact groups (10A6 and 10A15) were used. Data were gathered by means of classroom observation and interaction. The scales used in study were adapted from Lin, Gregor and Ewing (2008) for language games’ enjoyment and McAuley, Duncan and Tammen (1989) for intrinsic motivation. The study was handled by the researcher in which the classes were held three times a week. The result of the research was shown after the second semester of school year 2018-2019. Inclusion criteria were observed in the study. There is a significant difference in the performance of the students in the use of language games and hand outs in favor of the language games. Such finding implies that the students have improved performance after being exposed to language games rather than hand outs. Thus, the use of language games as a teaching strategy is an effective tool in enhancing the English language performance of the students.

1- LY THI THU NGA Vung Cao Viet Bac High School, Thai Nguyen, Viet Nam lythithunga@gmail.com My name is Ly Thi Thu NGA. I work as a Teacher of English at Vung Cao Viet Bac High School. I graduated BA in English from Ha Noi Foreign Language University in 1998. I received a MA in English Laguna State Polytechnic University in 2009, a Doctor of Philosophy in Education_Major in English Language Education, Cagayan State University in 2018. I have 23 years' experience in teaching English to minorities students at High School.

Tran Thi Loan Thaibinh University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Vietnam loanluong77@gmail.com I have been working as a lecturer of English for 19 years in the Foreign Language Department at Thaibinh University of Medicine and Pharmacy and Sonla College. I received my Master degree in 2009 from Darlana University, Sweden and my PhD degree in 2018 from Cagayan State University, the Philippines. I published articles in English language teaching.