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ERIC Number: EJ949338
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 64
ISSN: ISSN-0958-8221
Enhancing Motivation with Cultural Narratives in Computer-Mediated Communication
Vinther, Jane
Computer Assisted Language Learning, v24 n4 p337-352 2011
The framework of this study is cooperation between students of English at a Chinese university and their counterparts at a Danish university, i.e. neither group of students are native speakers of English. The theoretical framework for the study is Vygotsky's sociocultural approach combined with the work by a number of researchers on the link between motivation and autonomy. The students were focussing on meaning as well as form in conjunction with the cultural content in a social interactional email-based exchange. The goal of the study was to investigate whether the social connection between the students and the mutual goal of acquainting themselves with each other and each other's culture would enhance their motivation in language learning and in developing desires to express themselves in increasingly comprehensible language at a higher level of correctness. (Contains 3 notes, 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China; Denmark