Integrating Information Literacy Training in an English-Speaking Course in the Chinese Context
Kezhen Liu, Andrew Lian, Butsakorn Yodkamlue
Available Online 1 March 2021.
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- Information literacy training, English-speaking course, learner autonomy
- This study investigated the effects of a teaching approach combining information literacy training and an ongoing role-playing game to improve Chinese university students’ English-speaking skills and strengthen their sense of learner autonomy. The study employed a quasi-experimental design. Two intact classes, altogether 85 college students, participated in the study. One class was randomly assigned as the experimental group and the other as the control group. Both groups participated in an English-Speaking Course (ESC), a compulsory course taught by teachers who were native English speakers. The approach was administered to the experimental group for 11 weeks. The control group participated in a traditional ESC, also for 11 weeks. The same teacher taught both groups. The findings revealed that after 11 weeks’ intervention, the experimental group improved their English-speaking skills and strengthened their sense of learner autonomy significantly, while the control group made no significant improvement in the two variables. The approach was considered innovative, challenging, and effective by the experimental group students. Moreover, the students indicated that they became more confident and motivated to learn to speak English. Meanwhile, the training lesson made them realize the benefits that technology devices can bring to their learning.
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TY - CONF AU - Kezhen Liu AU - Andrew Lian AU - Butsakorn Yodkamlue PY - 2021 DA - 2021/03/01 TI - Integrating Information Literacy Training in an English-Speaking Course in the Chinese Context BT - Proceedings of the 17th International Conference of the Asia Association of Computer-Assisted Language Learning (AsiaCALL 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 29 EP - 39 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210226.004 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210226.004 ID - Liu2021 ER -