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dc.contributor.authorTian, Jianqiu
dc.contributor.authorWang, Yuping
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T13:16:24Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T13:16:24Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.date.modified2011-03-01T08:30:25Z
dc.identifier.issn17501229
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/17501229.2010.513443
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/36687
dc.description.abstractThe paper examines the potential of eTandem learning via Skype, a desktop videoconferencing tool, with a focus on the learners' perspectives of what they had gained in the eTandem in terms of their improvements in language proficiency and intercultural understanding. The research data come from an online language exchange project conducted between English language learners from Peking University (PKU) in China and learners of Mandarin from Griffith University (GU) in Australia, in semester 1, 2009. The findings indicate a consensus from both groups of students that the exchange had improved their linguistic and intercultural competence, and that eTandem via Skype could be a sustainable mode of learning outside the classroom. However, students from PKU held a more positive evaluation of the learning outcomes and the project as a whole, in comparison to that held by the GU students. We conclude that this dissimilarity was primarily caused by the differences in their language proficiency. It is suggested that in future research, more efforts should be made to manage differences in language proficiency in order to maximize learning outcomes.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherRoutledge
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom181
dc.relation.ispartofpageto197
dc.relation.ispartofissue3
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInnovation in Language Learning and Teaching
dc.relation.ispartofvolume4
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchComparative Language Studies
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSpecialist Studies in Education
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode200322
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1303
dc.titleTaking language learning outside the classroom: learners' perspectives of eTandem learning via Skype
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.date.issued2010
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorWang, Yuping


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