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Synchronous online discussion : its contributions to language learning

Abdul Ghani, Rozina and Mat Daud, Nuraihan (2008) Synchronous online discussion : its contributions to language learning. In: Readings in Online Language Learning and Teaching Research and Practice. Karisma Publications Sdn Bhd., Shah Alam, pp. 21-37. ISBN 978 983 195 431 7

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Many institutions are opting for web-based teaching and learning. some courses are offered online to serve a bigger $oup of students. This includes the teaching of second and foreign languages. various steps have been taken to integrate the technology in teaching. The intemet facilities may be manipulated to encourage students to interact in the target language. The textual nature of such communication allows users to look at students' language usage. The constraints imposed by the technology and students' limited knowledge of the language may, however, influence the quality of language production. This chapter exarnines the potential of the chat facilities as a means of classroom communication. The study focuses on the computermediatede xchangesa mong intermediateE SL/EFLs tudentso f the Intemational Islamic University Malaysia

Item Type: Book Chapter
Uncontrolled Keywords: Language learning, online
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of English Language & Literature
Depositing User: Prof. Nuraihan Mat Daud
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2013 18:12
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2013 18:12
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/6191

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