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

A Study on Interaction Patterns in Language Learning Online Classes – Adaptation and Efficiency

Authors
Thanh Vu Thi, Duyen Dao Thuy
Corresponding Author
Thanh Vu Thi
Available Online 1 March 2021.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210226.007How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Interaction patterns, language learning, online classes
Abstract
The aim of our research entitled “A study on interaction patterns in language learning online classes – adaptation and efficiency” is to elaborate that in an online ESL/EFL class, tremendous interaction patterns can be employed by the teacher in order to enhance the classroom atmosphere for students’ better involvement and collaboration as well as alter the pace of a lesson. Similar to offline classes, there are several prevailing interaction patterns in internet-based language learning classes: teacher-centered and student-centered. Drawn on several frameworks on interaction, this study explores different types of interaction applied in two distinct language learning online courses with 45 participants, including both teachers and students at a primary international institution in Hanoi during the Covid-19 pandemic. Furthermore, the researchers compared the interaction patterns taking place in both classes to identify their similarities and differences. Findings show that the most dominant interaction adopted in the two classes was teacher-student, especially instructor to the whole class, instructor to each member in the classroom, and learners to instructor. There were no obvious distinctions of interactions used in the class by the two teachers but the teacher’s preference in utilizing certain interaction forms based on the characteristics of every single class. Additional pedagogical recommendations for online English courses would then be put forth based on the data gathered.
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AU  - Thanh Vu Thi
AU  - Duyen Dao Thuy
PY  - 2021
DA  - 2021/03/01
TI  - A Study on Interaction Patterns in Language Learning Online Classes – Adaptation and Efficiency
BT  - Proceedings of the 17th International Conference of the Asia Association of Computer-Assisted Language Learning (AsiaCALL 2021)
PB  - Atlantis Press
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SN  - 2352-5398
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