Enhancing English Morphological Acquisition using Online Game

Ima Widyastuti, Kewwalee Kumyai

Abstract


Playing an online game promotes learning for the very early bilingual children who are learning English as their third language. The participant of this study learn new English words which are the basic component of the English morphological developmental acquisition proposed by Processability Theory (PT). After two months playing Happy Aquarium with the guidance of an adult, the participant of this research has reached the Stage One of PT. In his age of 5 year old, the participant is still able to recall all vocabulary inventory after his absence in playing the game. The discussion of the second language acquisition (SLA) is focused on the learning strategy and age. The findings of this study will be used as a part of material development in English preschools in Indonesia.

 Keywords: Morphological Acquisition; Age; Online game

 


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