Real Time Internet-Based English as a Foreign Language Learning

Real Time Internet-Based English as a Foreign Language Learning

Ruth Reynard (Educational Consultant, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-749-7.ch012
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Abstract

The purpose of this case was to explore the potential for using simple real time technology to connect native language speakers of English and foreign language learners of English. The intended design of the study was to explore the successes and challenges of language and cultural exchange within a real time technology-mediated class. Of particular interest was the effectiveness of connecting authentic language speakers as teachers and foreign language learners as students. The authors’ query was to evaluate how effective this methodology is in increasing the understanding of meaning and appropriate language use.

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