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ERIC Number: EJ1104723
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 12
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ISSN: ISSN-0015-718X
Mutually Beneficial Foreign Language Learning: Creating Meaningful Interactions through Video-Synchronous Computer-Mediated Communication
Kato, Fumie; Spring, Ryan; Mori, Chikako
Foreign Language Annals, v49 n2 p355-366 Sum 2016
Providing learners of a foreign language with meaningful opportunities for interactions, specifically with native speakers, is especially challenging for instructors. One way to overcome this obstacle is through video-synchronous computer-mediated communication tools such as Skype software. This study reports quantitative and qualitative data from a Skype partner program that emphasized meaningful communication between American students learning Japanese in the United States and Japanese students learning English in Japan. Analysis of pre- and posttests showed significant improvement in the listening and speaking abilities of the Japanese participants and in the speaking abilities of the American participants.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Japan; United States