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The effect of online exchanges via Skype on EFL learners’ achievements

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dc.contributor.author Furumura, Yumiko es_ES
dc.contributor.author Huang, Hsin-Chou es_ES
dc.coverage.spatial east=138.252924; north=36.204824; name= Japó es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2020-05-20T09:46:11Z
dc.date.available 2020-05-20T09:46:11Z
dc.date.issued 2019-09-30
dc.identifier.issn 1695-2618
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/143847
dc.description.abstract [EN] This study examined whether direct communication with people from other countries using Skype or Line would affect students’ English test scores in listening and reading as well as the development of their curiosity concerning foreign cultures by comparing the data of an experimental group with that of a control group. The former group conducted online exchanges with foreign students, while the latter group did not. As many Japanese companies engaged in international business require high scores in the TOEIC test, which is one of the multiple-choice English tests of listening and reading often used to show each person’s English proficiency, universities in Japan are making efforts to improve their students’ scores in such an English test. Preparation classes for English tests have been offered. However, students have been likely to lose interest in learning English in the circumstances of this learning style. Results of the study indicated that although the aim of exchange activities is to foster students’ curiosity concerning intercultural matters, students experiencing online exchange with skype significantly raised their scores in TOEIC tests in listening and reading after a programme of synchronous exchanges with foreign students, compared with ones who did not experience such online exchanges. es_ES
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher Universitat Politècnica de València es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof The EuroCALL Review es_ES
dc.rights Reconocimiento - No comercial - Sin obra derivada (by-nc-nd) es_ES
dc.subject Language Teaching Methodology es_ES
dc.subject Sikype es_ES
dc.subject Online exchanges es_ES
dc.subject Listening & Reading es_ES
dc.title The effect of online exchanges via Skype on EFL learners’ achievements es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.4995/eurocall.2019.11128
dc.rights.accessRights Abierto es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Furumura, Y.; Huang, H. (2019). The effect of online exchanges via Skype on EFL learners’ achievements. The EuroCALL Review. 27(2):13-27. https://doi.org/10.4995/eurocall.2019.11128 es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod OJS es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion https://doi.org/10.4995/eurocall.2019.11128 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 13 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 27 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.description.volume 27 es_ES
dc.description.issue 2 es_ES
dc.relation.pasarela OJS\11128 es_ES


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