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Taiwanese EFL Learners’ Attitudes Toward Synchronous Computer-mediated Communication
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, , National Formosa University, Taiwan

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-66-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

The use of computer-mediated communication is expanding rapidly around the world in which time and space are not limited. It also influences the foreign language instruction. Teachers and students use the technology to communicate synchronously and asynchronously. In order to assist the EFL learners to improve the quality of speaking skill outside the classroom, one of the communication tools, Skype, is used to motivate them. This research is going to examine the benefits of Skype, a synchronous tool for computer-mediated communication, and the language learners’ attitudes toward it. A background questionnaire and a survey will be administered to 80 EFL college learners in a university. Data will be analyzed statistically.

Citation

Wu, Y.T.E. & Wang, J. (2008). Taiwanese EFL Learners’ Attitudes Toward Synchronous Computer-mediated Communication. In C. Bonk, M. Lee & T. Reynolds (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2008--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 3327-3329). Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved June 19, 2019 from .

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