Educational Augmented Reality Technology for Language Learning and Teaching: A Comprehensive Review

  • Cemil Gökhan Karacan Research Assistant, Department of English Language Teaching, Istanbul Medipol University, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Kemal Akoğlu Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics and Science Education, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5688-1316
Keywords: Augmented reality, Educational augmented reality, AR, Augmented reality for language learning, Augmented reality for language teaching

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to present a review of Augmented Reality (AR) technology as an educational tool for foreign language education. Following a short yet comprehensive literature review, the paper reviews educational AR technology in terms of learning theories, learning pedagogies, teachers, students, culture, infrastructure, and sustainability based on the framework developed by Osterweil et al. (2016) for evaluating the appropriateness of educational technology use in global development programs. The review showed that AR technology provides several benefits for language learning; however, it is not ready for total integration into language classes. The paper also provides practical suggestions for activities enriched with AR in four language skills and recommended applications. This review offers various implications for teachers, teacher educators, researchers and coursebook developers.

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2021-03-01
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Karacan, C. G., & Akoğlu, K. (2021). Educational Augmented Reality Technology for Language Learning and Teaching: A Comprehensive Review. Shanlax International Journal of Education, 9(2), 68-79. https://doi.org/10.34293/education.v9i2.3715
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