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ERIC Number: ED514202
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
E-learning Constructive Role Plays for EFL Learners in China's Tertiary Education
Shen, Lin; Suwanthep, Jitpanat
Online Submission, Asian EFL Journal. Professional Teaching Articles v49 Jan 2011
Recently, speaking has played an increasingly important role in second/foreign language settings. However, in many Chinese universities, EFL students rarely communicate in English with other people effectively. The existing behavioristic role plays on New Horizon College English (NHCE) e-learning do not function successfully in supplementing EFL speaking classes. The present study aims at investigating the implementation of constructive role plays via NHCE e-learning and its effect on Chinese EFL learners' speaking in college English classes. Speaking pretests and post-tests, student role play recording analysis, student questionnaires, and student interviews have been employed to collect data during the 18-week instruction period. Results show that the e-learning constructive role plays have positive effects on improving students' speaking in terms of language quality and language production, and students express positive opinions towards the implementation of e-learning constructive role plays. The findings from this study are directly beneficial to other researchers aiming at developing students', as well as teachers', L2 speaking instruction. (Contains 5 tables.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China