The Application of Vlog in Task-Based Language Learning
Social Sciences
Volume 9, Issue 4, August 2020, Pages: 102-106
Received: Jun. 11, 2020; Accepted: Jul. 2, 2020; Published: Jul. 22, 2020
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Ling Zhang, Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures, Beijing Wuzi University, Beijing, China
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Abstract
Computer and internet technology brought about innovative changes of students life especially their leisure time after class. In light of this, the purpose of this study is to explore learners’ participation of blog-based language learning in their independent learning in order to suggest a motivated and collaborative environment to communicate. The data for this study were collected through questionnaires and interviews and most importantly, the learners’ participation record of tutor blog from 30 second year students in Beijing Wuzi University in China. The questionnaire is designed to analysis learners’ computer literacy and their attitude towards vlog as an independent language learning too while they are doing the assigned tasks by teachers. The tutor blog experimental survey is to collect data which reflect learners’ participation status when they are told to do so after class. The overall findings of the survey show that the majority of respondents have a positive understanding about vlog-based language learning. Students are willing to finish their tasks and enjoys the sense of achievements. But some of them are less motivated in participating and publishing their ideas in the tutor vlog community, regardless of computer literacy levels. The followed interview shows that this is partly because they are lack of language awareness and communicative skills since they emerged so long in the traditional education system which takes teachers as the only source of knowledge.
Keywords
Vlog, Community Learning, Task-Based Language Learning, Empircial Study
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Ling Zhang, The Application of Vlog in Task-Based Language Learning, Social Sciences. Vol. 9, No. 4, 2020, pp. 102-106. doi: 10.11648/j.ss.20200904.13
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