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ERIC Number: EJ989270
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Oct
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1303-6521
Integrating Blog and Face-to-Face Instruction into an ESP Course: English for Hospitality and Tourism
Shih, Ru-Chu
Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, v11 n4 p204-209 Oct 2012
With the rapid growth of international trade and globalization, English language has been emphasized in Asia countries, thus professionals with a good command of English has become essential and important. This study aimed to establish a blended model combining face-to-face (F2F) instruction for English for Specific Purposes (ESP) course: English for Hospitality and Tourism. The research method was a combination of qualitative and quantitative approaches, including peer and instructor feedback, interviews, and the learning satisfaction survey. A total of 44 English- majored sophomore students participated in the study. The results of the study reveal that this model could contribute to learning effectiveness and satisfaction of an ESP course when the course is well planned, the equipment is sufficient and supportive as well as students are familiar with related applications. Most importantly, peer and the instructor's feedback and the characteristics of the blog, including free access, ease of revision, and interesting material, were major factors that motivated students to learn effectively and enhanced their satisfaction with the course. (Contains 1 table and 2 figures.)
Sakarya University. Esentepe Campus, Adapazari 54000, Turkey. Tel: +90-505-2431868; Fax: +90-264-6141034; e-mail: tojet@sakarya.edu.tr; Web site: http://www.tojet.net
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Asia