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The Impact of Teleconferencing with Native English Speakers on English Learning by Taiwanese Students
International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 8, No. 1 (January 2009) pp. 107–126
Because there are few native speakers of English in Taiwan, students of English in Taiwan are often poorly motivated, having few opportunities to develop their skills and learn about American culture outside of class. Recent advancements in distance ...
Topics: Distance Education, Educational Technology, Internet, eLearning, Video, Instructional Materials, Teaching Methods, Learning Outcomes, Multicultural Education, English Language Arts, Networking Technologies
Promotion of EFL Student Motivation, Confidence, and Satisfaction Via a Learning Spiral, Peer-Scaffolding, and CMC
International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching Vol. 2, No. 3 (July 2012) pp. 54–75
This study presents an EFL (English as a Foreign Language) instructional model in which peer interaction improves motivation, confidence, satisfaction, and actual performance of students. Researchers used peer interaction for repeated assignments...
Making English a "Habit": Increasing Confidence, Motivation, and Ability of EFL Students through Cross-Cultural, Computer-Assisted Interaction
Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET Vol. 9, No. 4 (October 2010) pp. 101–112
This study examines the relationships among the three essential language-related components--motivation, confidence, and ability--following a series of live videoconference interactions between Taiwanese EFL students and a native speaker. 227...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2009 (Jun 22, 2009) pp. 2339–2342
This paper presents results of a project in which Taiwanese EFL students taking an English language literature course viewed videos and blog entries prepared for the class by a native English speaker in the United States. The videos addressed...
Lessons Learned from Three Years of Videoconferencing between EFL Classrooms and a Native English Speaker
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2009 (Jun 22, 2009) pp. 3167–3174
This paper presents finding from several semesters of a project in which an American native speaker of English spoke “live” via Internet videoconference to Taiwanese EFL students. Qualitative and quantitative findings over several semesters show...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2011 (Jun 27, 2011) pp. 1254–1259
This proposal proposes an innovative EFL teaching instruction in which an advanced English Conversation class of 17 students was structured with a learner-centered orientation, and cutting-edge technology was used to allow Taiwanese EFL students to...
Journal of Educational Technology & Society Vol. 14, No. 3 (2011) pp. 118–129
Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) in Taiwan often use an outdated lecture-memorization methodology resulting in low motivation, confidence, and ability on the part of students. Innovative educators are exploring use of technology, such ...