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Gao, Xianwei; Samuel, Moses; Asmawi, Adelina – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2016
Qzone weblog is one of the most popular weblogs in China. This study explores Qzone weblog for critical peer feedback to facilitate Business English writing among the Chinese undergraduates. A qualitative case study is conducted by NVivo 8 to analyze the three research data of semistructured interviews, Business English writing assignments, and…
Descriptors: Business English, Business Communication, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Papadima-Sophocleous, Salomi, Ed.; Bradley, Linda, Ed.; Thouësny, Sylvie, Ed. – Research-publishing.net, 2016
The 23rd EUROCALL conference was held in Cyprus from the 24th to the 27th of August 2016. The theme of the conference this year was "CALL Communities and Culture." It offered a unique opportunity to hear from real-world CALL practitioners on how they practice CALL in their communities, and how the CALL culture has developed in local and…
Descriptors: Conference Papers, Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Zhang, Haisen; Song, Wei; Shen, Suping; Huang, Ronghuai – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2014
This paper reported on a study of using blogs as out-of-class assignments for the development of learners' writing competence. There were 36 students of English majors from an intact second language (L2) writing class participating in this study. A mixed method design was employed to obtain both quantitative and qualitative data. The results…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Computer Mediated Communication, Writing Skills, Second Language Learning
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Hsiao, Ya Ping; Broeder, Peter – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2014
Twitter is becoming increasingly popular as a medium for language learning. This study explores self-directed learning via social interactions that use Twitter as an interactive learning environment. The participants in this study were thirty university students of Chinese as a foreign language at levels 1 and 2 of the "Hanyu Shuiping…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Scores, Learning Motivation, Questionnaires