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International Journal of Engineering Research in Electronics and Communication Engineering(IJERECE)

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International Journal of Science Engineering and Management (IJSEM)

Monthly Journal for Science Engineering and Management

ISSN : 2456-1304 (Online)

The e-Sports Revolution: Developing the English Skills among PMJB Students

Author : Nurzarimah Binti Jamil 1

Date of Publication :11th September 2023

Abstract: Electronic sports or e-Sports is an organized competitive video gaming played widely all across the world. It is clearly a new kind of sport, and massively popular among the new generation. However, despite the e-Sports popularity, scholars debate whether this e-Sports could help in improving the new generations’ academic performances, including the English Skills. The researchers are aware that the medium of e-Sports is English and the players come from a different language background. This study focuses on the e-Sports revolution and how this revolution helps developing the 4 integrated English skills (speaking, listening, writing and reading) of the students who are pursuing diploma in Polytechnic METrO Johor Bahru (PMJB). Questionnaire and interview were used as the methods of gaining data for this study. The data indicated that the students who play e-Sports are usually vis-a-vis have good English skills. They are capable and confident in carrying out their integrated English skills. It is hoped that the findings of this study could be of benefit for developing teaching and learning of English among PMJB students.

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