Improving students’ English technical terms learning and willingness to communicate through meaning negotiation

Yaming Tai, Yu Liang Ting, Pei Shan Hsieh

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Abstract

This study attempts to enhance students’ willingness to communicate in the field of English technical terms learning. The proposed learning design aims to train students in using various meaning negotiation strategies to discuss and clarify the meaning of given English technical terms and acquire the different aspects of word knowledge of these terms. Twenty-five senior students in a technology institute were provided with interesting corporative films introducing these English technical terms. At the end, participants completed a video-making project demonstrating the target English technical terms. The pre- and post-test of English technical terms and survey of willingness to communicate showed that the proposed learning not only improved students’ vocabulary, but also increased significantly their willingness to communicate in English. The results could provide a new way of English technical terms learning.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEmerging Technologies for Education - 1st International Symposium, SETE 2016 Held in Conjunction with ICWL 2016, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsRosella Gennari, Yiwei Cao, Yueh-Min Huang, Wu Wu, Haoran Xie
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages195-204
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783319528359
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1
Event1st International Symposium on Emerging Technologies for Education, SETE 2016 Held in Conjunction with ICWL 2016 - Rome, Italy
Duration: 2016 Oct 262016 Oct 29

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10108 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference1st International Symposium on Emerging Technologies for Education, SETE 2016 Held in Conjunction with ICWL 2016
CountryItaly
CityRome
Period16/10/2616/10/29

Keywords

  • English technical terms
  • Meaning negotiation
  • Willingness to communicate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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