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ERIC Number: EJ822295
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0951-0893
The "English Corner" as an Out-of-Class Learning Activity
Gao, Xuesong
ELT Journal, v63 n1 p60-67 Jan 2009
This paper analyses the comments of a group of learners on their participation in an English corner on the Chinese mainland. It highlights that the particular "English corner" concerned in this study has become a social community where the participants could find supportive peers and self-assertion opportunities. The learners' participation in the community enhanced their autonomous learning and fostered subtle changes in their self-identities. The learning of English in the community echoes what constitutes a humanistic view of learning. The study invites language teachers to consider how such out-of-class learning activities can be integrated into our pedagogic practices.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China