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Applying MyET Oral Practice Database to Upgrade College Students’ English Speaking Ability
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, Vanung University of Technology, Taiwan ; , China University of Technology, Taiwan

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Orlando, Florida, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-83-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

This study examined an oral practice database, MyET (My English Tutor), used to help upgrade college students’ English speaking ability in order to provide an alternative in English learning as well as teaching. Student participants (198) were selected using stratified clusters sample from a university of technology in northern Taiwan. Data were collected through a survey of subjects’ perceptions based on their satisfaction and from the database to check on the frequency and scores of their practice. The findings revealed: (1) To compare the average score in September (80) with the average score in December (84), they showed that students did improve almost four points, which indicated some improvement in learning effect, (2) 74% college students in Taiwan spent daily at least one hour on the Internet, (3) Over 76% students responded to strongly agree or agree with web-aided instruction in improving English speaking ability, and (4) Nearly 80% students strongly agreed or agreed with the usage of MyET to help them improve English speaking.

Citation

Lu, J.h. & Jaw, G.y. (2010). Applying MyET Oral Practice Database to Upgrade College Students’ English Speaking Ability. In J. Sanchez & K. Zhang (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2010--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 1111-1115). Orlando, Florida, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved July 21, 2019 from .

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