Proceedings of the 17th International Conference of the Asia Association of Computer-Assisted Language Learning (AsiaCALL 2021)

Integrating Information Literacy Training in an English-Speaking Course in the Chinese Context

Authors
Kezhen Liu, Andrew Lian, Butsakorn Yodkamlue
Corresponding Author
Kezhen Liu
Available Online 1 March 2021.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210226.004How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Information literacy training, English-speaking course, learner autonomy
Abstract
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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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
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DO  - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210226.004
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