Can someone learn English just from video games?

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  1. Jason76

    Jason76 Packager Staff Team

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    I heard this online and I'm skeptical. However, I did hear on an old movie of a person claiming to learn English from Police Academy movies (a comedy). :wtf:
     
  2. Tick-O-Tock

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    I say they be more into playing the game then learning. depends what the game is? It can be done but what if it's an 18+ game with swear words?

    First word to learn would be a$$
     
  3. Ash

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    I could understand learning English from movies & TV shows, I just don't think you can that much with video games really.
     
  4. Jason76

    Jason76 Packager Staff Team

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    Yeah, that seems sort of bizarre.
     
  5. Keranov

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  6. Tick-O-Tock

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    huh? how and what was the game
     
  7. Jason76

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    It was "Learn your ABCs" for PlayStation. :p
     
  8. Keranov

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    Nah, it was an MMORPG game.
     
  9. Tick-O-Tock

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    that's not ABC game :p
     
  10. Lord Voldematt

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    English can learn from video game only, me walking example, yes?
     
  11. Jason76

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    It must be a pretty good game if you can learn English from it - at that level. :)
     
  12. GamingGuy

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    I too am skeptical about it. I'm sure they can learn some English from playing video games but most likely not enough to speak it fluently.
     
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  13. Keranov

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    I can speak it very well :).
     
  14. SimiCart

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    I think, you can learn E from video game. Because, my nephew has done that :heart:
     
  15. Corzhens

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    I think it is more realistic for a movie addict to learn English by watching English movies every day. That was the statement of Attorney Laxa, a movie producer here. He said that those in the rural areas who speak a different dialect learned Filipino by watching the local movies. I guess that can also apply to learning English thru the movies as the medium. With video games, hmm, I don't think it is possible.
     
  16. Sarah15

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    It depends what level you want to reach if it is just basic things it might be helpful. You will learn gaming terms for sure though.
     
  17. Jason76

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    Hmmm I guess @Keranov learned this just from video games. :D
     
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  18. -Tropical

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    More than possible and I know a few people which picked up most of their English through playing games. If the game's a multiplayer game where you're constantly socialising with other people on it then you're bound to learn a lot.
     
  19. テクニカル諏訪子

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    It is possible, but only passive language (reading and maybe listening) will be taught, but player will remain unable to speak or write.

    Play games, write online, voice chat, and one will learn. (´・ω・`)
     
  20. Sarah15

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    Yeah, that's right! Communication is one of the best ways to learn and practice a new language.