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Page: 6110 (abstract only)
Publication year: 2014
ISBN: 978-84-616-8412-0
ISSN: 2340-1079

Conference name: 8th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 10-12 March, 2014
Location: Valencia, Spain

'VIRTUAL LANGUAGE TABLE' - A SMARTPHONE APP TO ENHANCE COLLABORATIVE LANGUAGE LEARNING

K. McCloskey, K.W.K. Ong, J. Ghesquière, S.W. Pang

Nanyang Technological University (SINGAPORE)
North American universities often organise informal 'language tables' where students congregate to improve their oral competency. However, it would be difficult to organise such face-to-face events at most universities due to conflicting schedules and logistical constraints. Furthermore, such events may be intimidating to reticent learners. To appeal to language learners, we propose a ‘Virtual Language Table’ (VLT) that taps on the strengths of cooperative e-learning - a smartphone app that is integrated with existing virtual learning environments/course management systems to facilitate language practice without reticence anytime, anywhere. VLT facilitates student-to-student online task-based learning via a video/text interface in the target language. Students form networks which will reinforce their productive and receptive skills around structured tasks en route to becoming confident users of the language. Preliminary findings show that learners are receptive to the smartphone app in task-based language learning and reported increased motivation to acquire the language.
@InProceedings{MCCLOSKEY2014VIR,
author = {McCloskey, K. and Ong, K.W.K. and Ghesqui{\`{e}}re, J. and Pang, S.W.},
title = {'VIRTUAL LANGUAGE TABLE' - A SMARTPHONE APP TO ENHANCE COLLABORATIVE LANGUAGE LEARNING},
series = {8th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2014 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-616-8412-0},
issn = {2340-1079},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Valencia, Spain},
month = {10-12 March, 2014},
year = {2014},
pages = {6110}}
TY - CONF
AU - K. McCloskey AU - K.W.K. Ong AU - J. Ghesquière AU - S.W. Pang
TI - 'VIRTUAL LANGUAGE TABLE' - A SMARTPHONE APP TO ENHANCE COLLABORATIVE LANGUAGE LEARNING
SN - 978-84-616-8412-0/2340-1079
PY - 2014
Y1 - 10-12 March, 2014
CI - Valencia, Spain
JO - 8th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
JA - INTED2014 Proceedings
SP - 6110
EP - 6110
ER -
K. McCloskey, K.W.K. Ong, J. Ghesquière, S.W. Pang (2014) 'VIRTUAL LANGUAGE TABLE' - A SMARTPHONE APP TO ENHANCE COLLABORATIVE LANGUAGE LEARNING, INTED2014 Proceedings, p. 6110.
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