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ERIC Number: EJ774664
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-0958-8221
Spoken Interaction in Online and Face-to-Face Language Tutorials
Heins, Barbara; Duensing, Annette; Stickler, Ursula; Batstone, Carolyn
Computer Assisted Language Learning, v20 n3 p279-295 Jul 2007
While interaction in online language learning in the area of written computer-mediated communication is well researched, studies focusing on interaction in synchronous online audio environments remain scarce. For this reason, this paper seeks to map the nature and level of interpersonal interaction in both online and the face-to-face language tutorials used at the Open University, UK. A coding system for mapping interaction against the tenets of SLA is proposed and applied to sample tutorials. Initial analyses of data reveal differences with regards to the level of student participation, the use of the target language (L2) and the degree of tutor control and focus. (Contains 2 tables and 8 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom