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ERIC Number: EJ1248488
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2148-225X
The Effect of the Skype[TM] Conference Call on English Speaking Anxiety
Punar, Nermin; Uzun, Levent
International Online Journal of Education and Teaching, v6 n2 p393-403 2019
As a result of the globalized world, technology has become the center of our lives and changes a lot of things such as our education and communication. Educational institutions have started to use some online communication platforms such as Skype[TM] while teaching a second language. This research examines the effect of Skype[TM] on foreign language learners' speaking anxiety levels and tries to find out the differences in foreign language speaking anxiety levels between the traditional speaking lesson and the Skype[TM] Conference Call lesson. Twenty-one B1-B2 level adult English language learners participated in this study and a true experimental research design was used. The data were analyzed by paired samples t-test analysis of pre- and post-tests of participants. The results indicated that Skype[TM] had an impact on foreign language learners' speaking anxiety because it reduced the anxiety levels of learners in the experimental group.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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