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Kong, Melinda L. F. – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2017
With the globalization and internationalization of education, many teachers from Asian countries pursue their professional development in English-speaking settings. However, there seems to be scarce research on these teachers' expectations, lived experiences and identities in these contexts, and how their personal experiences influence their views…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Tang, Joni Tzuchen; Sung, Yao-Ting; Chang, Kuo-En – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2016
This study was designed to determine if language acquisition can occur in a virtual situation in the absence of explicit instruction. After spending 1 year establishing a virtual community, the authors observed and analyzed interpersonal interactions and the development of Chinese communication competence, communication models, and interaction…
Descriptors: Action Research, Chinese, Communicative Competence (Languages), Second Language Learning