The challenges of digitally-mediated Italian language and culture development: Engaging the online learner through gamification

Giorgia Bassani, Margherita Bezzi, Luca Mă


This study explores the digital tools, activities, and rewards used in a blended Italian language and culture acquisition project. It discusses gamification in online teaching as an important strategy to engage learners, to increase their motivation, and to enhance their language acquisition. The results of the study could provide directions for future research in the field.


digital tools; gamification; Italian language and culture; motivation; online teaching

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