The Resource The influence of online English language instruction on ESL learners' fluency development, Rebecca Mae Aaron

The influence of online English language instruction on ESL learners' fluency development, Rebecca Mae Aaron

Label
The influence of online English language instruction on ESL learners' fluency development
Title
The influence of online English language instruction on ESL learners' fluency development
Statement of responsibility
Rebecca Mae Aaron
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • The number of students participating in online-based instruction has grown steadily over the past decade as improvements in Internet availability, speed, and bandwidth have enabled students from around the world to enroll in online courses rather than participate in onsite traditional college courses. Online courses have also provided educational opportunities for language learners that are more convenient and cost effective
  • With the growth occurring in online instruction, it is critical to ask about the effectiveness of online English language learning. Even though this type of instructional medium has been available for more than a decade, there has been little empirical research documenting the linguistic changes of English language learners as most research has focused on curriculum development or the structure of such courses (Moore and Kearsly, 2005 & Vai & Sosulski, 2011). Moreover, online language courses that have evaluated language development have focused on skills such as reading, writing and listening (Blake, 2008). In order to investigate the benefits of English language courses taught completely online and the oral fluency gains that learners make within such a course, this study analyzed audio samples produced by intermediate level ESL students during the initial and final speaking tasks of the course. Instruction utilized asynchronous and synchronous interactions between the teacher, tutor, and fellow students. Results showed that fluency features for learners did change over the course of 14 weeks of instruction, and that learners valued the interaction that they had with tutors and faculty during the course
Cataloging source
UPB
Degree
Master of Arts
Dissertation year
2016.
Granting institution
Brigham Young University. Department of Linguistics and English Language
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • theses
Label
The influence of online English language instruction on ESL learners' fluency development, Rebecca Mae Aaron
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Production
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 30-33)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
vi, 37 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustration ;lc28 cm
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn1002007993
Label
The influence of online English language instruction on ESL learners' fluency development, Rebecca Mae Aaron
Production
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 30-33)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
vi, 37 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustration ;lc28 cm
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn1002007993

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