A mobile game for learning english vocabulary with augmented reality block builder

Lap Kei Lee, Chi Pang Chau, Ki Nam Tsoi, Nancy Ling Yang, Nga In Wu

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English learning is an essential part in modern education, and English vocabulary development has been shown particularly important in English learning. Yet, learners often found the process of English vocabulary learning dry and tasteless. This paper explores the possibility of using mobile game and Augmented Reality (AR) technology to improve the experience of English vocabulary learning. Our mobile game allows learners to play and learn anywhere and anytime. It is a multi-player word-guessing game, where a player can construct a virtual figure for an English word using an AR block builder and other players can guess the correct word from the virtual figure using their imagination. Preliminary user evaluation showed that our game facilitates players’ learning on English vocabulary and also fosters their creativity. We believe this game will help forming a learning community, which can serve as a stepping stone for more involved collaborative learning activities on English learning.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTechnology in Education
Subtitle of host publicationPedagogical Innovations - 4th International Conference, ICTE 2019, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsSimon K.S. Cheung, Kam Cheong Li, Lap-Kei Lee, Jianli Jiao, Xuebo Zhang, Zehui Zhan
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9789811398940
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event4th International Conference on Technology in Education, ICTE 2019 - Guangzhou, China
Duration: 15 Mar 201917 Mar 2019

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
ISSN (Print)1865-0929
ISSN (Electronic)1865-0937


Conference4th International Conference on Technology in Education, ICTE 2019


  • Augmented Reality
  • Block builder
  • Educational game
  • English vocabulary learning
  • Mobile game


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