Language Learning

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Talk #

16

Title

E-learning Readiness of University Students in Hong Kong: Students’ Expectation and Pedagogical Implication in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language

Dr. Siu-lun LEE, Yale-China Chinese Language Centre, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

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This presentation demonstrate a case study concerning students’ e-learning readiness of university students in Hong Kong. The study used questionnaire survey and focus-group discussions to elicit students’ expectations towards using information technology in language learning. Students’ expectations were compared with institutional targets. The result showed that the characteristics, habits and expectations of students; though may subject to change with the advancement of computer technologies; may not always match with institutional targets. If such mismatch happened, institution/teachers needed to understand students’ IT habits and expectations, on one hand; and on the other hand, instructional strategies, trainings for teachers and students are needed to be developed in order to smooth the normalization process.

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