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Title: Do opposites attract? Willingness tocommunicate in the target language for academically, culturally, and linguistically different language learners
Authors: Hsin-chou Huang;Mark R. Freiermuth
Contributors: 國立臺灣海洋大學:應用英語研究所
Keywords: Ideal Self;International Posture;Motivation;Text-based Chat;Willingness to Communicate
Date: 2015-06
Issue Date: 2016-11-17T08:16:03Z
Publisher: International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching
Abstract: Abstract:This study discusses the results of an online intercultural chat task designed to see whether students from different cultural backgrounds, with different English language abilities, with different L1s and who had dif- ferent academic interests would be willing to communicate using English—the target language. Taiwanese university students who were marine science majors (lower prociency) chatted electronically in small groups with Japanese university students who had been studying English intensively for two years (higher prociency). Student comments taken from a questionnaire indicate that both groups were invigorated and willing to communicate becaue of the task; it was considered meaningful because it provided an opportunity to use English in a realistic way, represented the only means to communicate with their overseas partners and helped students to empathize with their new peers. To sum up briey, text-based chat can be useful for EFL and ESL teachers as a tool for language learning students, providing learners with “real” target language opportunities for communication.
Relation: 5(2), pp.40-57
URI: http://ntour.ntou.edu.tw:8080/ir/handle/987654321/38973
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