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ID : 295
Original submission :
Title : PeerEval: Improving students’ L2 speaking through mobile-assisted peer feedback
Type : Paper (25 minutes)
Category : Individual session
Abstract :

The value of peer feedback has been widely recognized in second language (L2) writing studies, however, not so much has been done in terms of speaking research. One important reason is the fact that many current language tests have not included it as a major component. Yet, when entering higher education, students are often evaluated based on their L2 speaking performance in various course assignments such as presentations and group discussions. To help learners with their speaking performance, the study made use of a new, free educational app that was specifically designed for speaking practice through peer feedback-PeerEval. Twenty-six Business school undergraduate students attended this study at a Hong Kong university. Qualitative data were gathered through a focus group interview and the teacher’s self-reflection journal. Students’ interview data and the teacher’s self-reflective data will be presented in relation to the affordances and constraints of this newly developed app and the project design. The presentation will end with pedagogical implications for classroom teachers regarding L2 speaking teaching.

Keywords : PeerEval, Speaking, peer feedback, qualitative
Conference theme : Application of technology to the language classroom
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Main presenter : Mr. Junjie Gavin Wu
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Affiliation : City University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong, China)
Email address : gavinjunjiewu@163.com
Biography :

Gavin has been teaching in universities since 2015 and is doing his PhD in technology-enhanced language learning in Hong Kong. He serves on the committee of GLoCALL, ALT Annual Conference and OER19 Conference. He received two awards from the Hong Kong Association for Applied Linguistics (HAAL) in 2018. His publications have appeared in several internationally reputable journals, including Language in Society.

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Date added : Sunday, 6 January 2019, 5:16 PM
Date modified : Friday, 3 May 2019, 10:18 AM
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Peer review :
Submission status : Accepted
Schedule number : 316-P
Schedule day : Aug 10th (Sat)
Schedule time : 10: 20 - 10: 45
Schedule duration : 25 mins
Schedule room name : B101
Schedule room seats : 40 seats
Schedule audience :