ERIC Number: EJ1100082
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
The Effect of Type of Podcasts and Learning Styles on Language Proficiency and Confidence
Kelly, Wei Qiang; Klein, James D.
Journal of Educational Technology Systems, v44 n4 p421-429 Jun 2016
This study examined the effect of type of podcasts and learning styles on speaking, listening, and confidence when college used podcasts for learning Chinese. It focused on college students enrolled in a beginning-level Chinese course at a large university in the southeastern United States. Findings indicated that listening to grammar podcasts helped students to improve their speaking skills as well as their confidence. Results also revealed that visual scores had a significant negative relationship with posttest speaking scores. Implications for the use of podcasts in higher education are provided.
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Audio Equipment, Information Dissemination, Cognitive Style, Language Proficiency, Self Esteem, Second Language Learning, Chinese, College Students, Introductory Courses, Second Language Instruction, Grammar, Pretests Posttests, Scores, Language Tests, Quasiexperimental Design, Skill Development, Listening Skills, Speech Skills, Supplementary Education, Instructional Materials, Likert Scales, Educational Technology, Multiple Regression Analysis, Surveys, Regression (Statistics)
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