Effectiveness Of Card Games in English Vocabulary Learning Among Chinese Public Primary School Esl Students


  • Cheok Chuan Sin Faculty of English Language and Literature, Xiamen University Malaysia https://orcid.org/0009-0009-0739-4106
  • Mohammed M. Ali Abdulkhaleq Faculty of English Language and Literature, Xiamen University Malaysia




This study investigates the effectiveness of using card games in learning English vocabulary among Malaysian ESL students at a Chinese primary public school. This research involved 27 Year 3 primary school students at the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) A1 level. A quantitative analysis method is utilized for data collection, and the instruments contained a pre-test and a post-test to examine this game-based learning technique. The findings illustrate that over 90% of participants’ English proficiency improved. The study concluded that the card game teaching method is effective in being used as a pedagogical tool for learning English vocabulary among Chinese public primary school ESL students.


Game-Based Learning, Card Games, ESL Students, Effectiveness


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How to Cite

Cheok, C. S., & Mohammed M. Ali, A. (2024). Effectiveness Of Card Games in English Vocabulary Learning Among Chinese Public Primary School Esl Students. International Journal of Emerging Issues in Social Science, Arts and Humanities ( IJEISSAH), 2(2), 35-45. https://doi.org/10.60072/ijeissah.2024.v2i02.004