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ERIC Number: EJ779025
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 25
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1055-8896
American Music Immersion: Influencing Factors and Its Impact on Taiwanese EFL Learners Engaged in Web-Based, Multimedia Music Study
Beasley, Robert; Chuang, Yuangshan; Liao, Chao-chih
Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, v17 n1 p27-42 Jan 2008
The purpose of this study was to identify the factors that influence American music immersion (AMI) in Taiwanese English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners and to determine if AMI is a predictor of vocabulary acquisition and American lifestyle literacy improvement during online, multimedia music study. The results of this study suggest that those subjects 29 years old and under are more immersed in American music than their 30 years old and over counterparts and that freshmen are significantly less immersed in American music than sophomores, juniors, and seniors. It was also found that those who never or occasionally watch programs in English or speak in English are significantly less immersed in American music than those who somewhat often or frequently watch programs in English or speak in English. In addition, the findings suggest that AMI alone is not a good predictor of vocabulary acquisition or lifestyle literacy improvement during online, multimedia music study. Finally, the study found that some minimal level of English competency is required to benefit from this type of multimedia learning environment. (Contains 10 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: Taiwan