MMORPGs


MMORPG stands for 'Massively Multiplayer Online Roleplaying Game'. They are an increasingly popular form of entertainment. The most popular MMORPG is called World of Warcraft, which has more than 11.5 million subscribers worldwide.

Other games include Everquest, Lord of the Rings Online, Runescape (one of the few MMORPGS that is free to play)

Although there are few instances of this type of game being used for language teaching, the fact that many of them are in English-only and played by many language learners means that some learners are receiving language input from playing these games.

There is also an example of how a game such as Runescape can be used here:
http://sixthings.net/2009/03/26/six-computer-games-to-use-in-an-english-language-classroom/

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