Sauce for the goose? Testing SVECTAT in Japan and Taiwan

Mark Elwell, Tsun Ju Lin, Steven Cook, Carlos Martin, J. C. Terrillon, Yu Ju Lan

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Abstract

Shared Virtual Environment Complementing Task Achievement Training (SVECTAT) uses authentic task-based communication in Second Life to provide practicum for classroom language learning. SVECTAT has been found effective and efficient in improving functional ability and confidence. Here we present the results of parallel experimental sessions using SVECTAT for English language learners in two different countries, Japan and Taiwan, with the purpose of identifying differences in results and possible reasons for them. We find implications for broader use of this type of language learning method.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2014
EditorsHiroaki Ogata, Lara Lomicka-Anderson, Ching-Sing Chai, Regine Hampel, Yusuke Hayashi, Julita Vassileva, Chen-Chung Liu, Wenli Chen, Jack Hsu, Yu-Ju Lan, Jon Mason, Masanori Yamada, Hsin-Yih Shyu, Amali Weerasinghe, Ying-Tien Wu, Li Zhang, Kinshuk, Yukihiro Matsubara, Yongwu Miao, Hiroaki Ogata, Siu Cheung Kong, Maiga Chang, Morris S. Y. Jong, Rita Kuo, Robby Robson, Barbara Wasson, Akihiro Kashihara, Ulrike Cress, Marc Jansen, Jun Oshima, Chengjiu Yin, Jianwei Zhang, Clark Chinn
PublisherAsia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education
Pages785-789
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9784990801410
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1
Event22nd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2014 - Nara, Japan
Duration: 2014 Nov 302014 Dec 4

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2014

Other

Other22nd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2014
CountryJapan
CityNara
Period14/11/3014/12/4

Keywords

  • English as a foreign language
  • Second Life
  • Shared virtual environment
  • Task-based language learning
  • Technology enhanced language learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Education

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    Elwell, M., Lin, T. J., Cook, S., Martin, C., Terrillon, J. C., & Lan, Y. J. (2014). Sauce for the goose? Testing SVECTAT in Japan and Taiwan. In H. Ogata, L. Lomicka-Anderson, C-S. Chai, R. Hampel, Y. Hayashi, J. Vassileva, C-C. Liu, W. Chen, J. Hsu, Y-J. Lan, J. Mason, M. Yamada, H-Y. Shyu, A. Weerasinghe, Y-T. Wu, L. Zhang, Kinshuk, Y. Matsubara, Y. Miao, H. Ogata, S. C. Kong, M. Chang, M. S. Y. Jong, R. Kuo, R. Robson, B. Wasson, A. Kashihara, U. Cress, M. Jansen, J. Oshima, C. Yin, J. Zhang, ... C. Chinn (Eds.), Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2014 (pp. 785-789). (Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2014). Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education.