Using Synchronous Computer-Mediated Communication to Develop L2 Learners’ Oral Fluency

Miura, Atsushi and Nagamine, Takayuki (2022) Using Synchronous Computer-Mediated Communication to Develop L2 Learners’ Oral Fluency. Virtual PSLLT, 12.

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Abstract

The current study investigated the effect of synchronous computer-mediated communication (SCMC) on developing L2 learner utterance fluency. Twenty-two native Japanese learners of English engaged in a series of task-based communicative activities in pairs for 12 weeks using the text-chat function of Microsoft Teams. Although their pre/post performances were not statistically different, the comparison of their oral performance recorded before and after the text-chat activities suggested a slight improvement in fluency, particularly in terms of the pause behavior with mid to large effect sizes. We argue that SCMC could be a promising alternative tool for L2 oral fluency development.

Item Type:
Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
Virtual PSLLT
ID Code:
176847
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Deposited On:
30 Sep 2022 15:55
Refereed?:
Yes
Published?:
Published
Last Modified:
22 Nov 2022 11:53