The Influence of Collaborative Learning on Non-English Majors’ English Speaking and Listening Performance (75626)

Session Information: Foreign Languages Education & Applied Linguistics (including ESL/TESL/TEFL)
Session Chair: Laila Familiar

Thursday, 23 November 2023 09:25
Session: Session 1
Room: Room 707
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

Taiwanese students begin learning English in primary school, but most of them are not able to fluently communicate in English. The present study employs a collaborative learning activity in an experiment to investigate its influence on 106 Taiwanese non-English major freshmen’s learning situation for English speaking and listening. Data were collected by observing students’ learning behaviours in both the experimental and control groups for a term, their pre-test and post-test scores, and a questionnaire survey. From these observations, the experimental group participants transitioned to have more active learning behaviours than the control group by the end of the term. The statistical results show that studying with collaborative learning can promote learners’ communicative competence. Furthermore, all participants gave positive feedback on the course arrangement, but the experimental group participants indicated a significantly stronger attitude towards the collaboration experience. Having more opportunities to practice speaking and listening to English, the participants received the language more favourably after learning it using collaborative learning.

Chunying Wang, National United University, Taiwan

About the Presenter(s)
Dr Chunying Wang is an assistant professor in the Language Centre, National United University, Taiwan. His research interests are linguistics and language education.

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Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00