Enhancing oral production of second language learners using mobile phones

Darmi, Ramiza (2012) Enhancing oral production of second language learners using mobile phones. In: MELTA 2012: International Conference on Graduate Research in English Language Education , 31 Mar 2012, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Abstract

Low level of English proficiency among the local undergraduates have led to high unemployment rates among them (Peng and Ainon Jauhariah, 2006). Employers prefer to recruit graduates who have competent ICT skills, high interpersonal skills, ability to work as a team, and are proficient in English. However, local graduates have not been able to perform well in English courses since L2/FL courses are the most anxiety provoking courses (Horwitz et al., 1986; MacIntyre & Gardner, 1989, 1991). This study is investigating the possibility of using mobile phones as a means to enhance oral production of L2 learners.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Speech)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Limited to USQ access only, at author's request.
Depositing User: Mrs Ramiza Darmi
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2012 04:51
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 01:29
Uncontrolled Keywords: unemployment; second language; foreign language; anxiety; mobile phones
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2004 Linguistics > 200401 Applied Linguistics and Educational Linguistics
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2003 Language Studies > 200303 English as a Second Language
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150305 Human Resources Management
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930102 Learner and Learning Processes
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/21989

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