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A Case Study of Teachers’ Perceptions of Using a Synchronous Computer-Mediated Communication System for Spoken English Teaching PROCEEDINGS

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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Charleston, SC, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-67-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA


The case study aims to use the real-time online communicative system to teach foreign learners spoken English based on sociocultural theory and communicative language teaching approach curriculum. A real-time online spoken English instruction was designed and delivered by all teachers. The teachers were graduate students majoring in teaching English as a second language at a Midwestern university in the United States. The learners were employees in government enterprises in China. Data were collected from both interviews to all the teachers and participant observation. Through in-depth understanding of teachers’ perceptions of using SCMC system for spoken English instruction, the findings are expected to provide suggestions for teachers’ preparation to effectively use a real-time online system in spoken English education.


Lee, C.Y. & Peng, L.W. (2009). A Case Study of Teachers’ Perceptions of Using a Synchronous Computer-Mediated Communication System for Spoken English Teaching. In I. Gibson, R. Weber, K. McFerrin, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2009--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3313-3320). Charleston, SC, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 19, 2018 from .


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