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Developing Intercultural Awareness and Language Speaking Proficiency for Foreign Language Learners through Cross–Cultural Voicemail Exchange
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, National Taichung University of Education, Taiwan ; , The Overseas Chinese University, Taiwan

IJCALLT Volume 1, Number 4, ISSN 2155-7098 Publisher: IGI Global

Abstract

To expand global and intercultural communication, the effectiveness of asynchronous online communication devices, especially email, have been discussed in the area of foreign language teaching. A lack of specific research exists that addresses the application of online voicemail. This paper reports on a five month period of voicemail exchanges between 53 EFL learners in Taiwan and 56 CFL learners in the United States. The authors examine the responses of EFL students to this cross–cultural voicemail project and assess their progress in intercultural awareness and English speaking proficiency before and after the project. This study concludes that the use of voicemail creates an impact on the English speaking performance and intercultural awareness of EFL students and increases the motivation of EFL students in using English to express ideas. Further implications for teaching are discussed.

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Wang, A. & Chang, W.J. (2011). Developing Intercultural Awareness and Language Speaking Proficiency for Foreign Language Learners through Cross–Cultural Voicemail Exchange. International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching, 1(4), 17-32. IGI Global. Retrieved July 2, 2022 from .

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