Abstract: In the past 30 years, computer and videogames have become a popular recreational
pastime. Rapid development in videogame applications to teaching composition has
attracted scholars’ attention to this important research area in composition pedagogy.
One of the most promising developments in videogame application is MMORPGs
that enable videogame players around the world to interact with each other in a
common gaming platform. The study aims to explore how cultural factors influence
teaching and learning of composition using the English language among
cross-cultural videogame players. The study proposes a theoretical framework that
integrates cultural factors into the study of composition pedagogy to demonstrate
how the proposed theory helps scholars to better examine cultural effects in teaching
composition among cross-cultural students.