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ID : 321
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Title : One-to-one synchronous online language teaching
Type : Paper (25 minutes)
Category : Individual session
Abstract :

Online language teaching requires a radical shift in pedagogy and teachers are challenged to transform themselves as they face new experiences and new ways of being a language teacher. While one-to-one language teaching (teacher-learner) is a widespread phenomenon which takes place in diverse settings (e.g. private tuition, home tutoring) relatively little attention has been given to the nature of synchronous one-to-one online teaching. In this talk I present results from two recent studies of one-to-one synchronous online language teaching via desktop audioconferencing or videoconferencing. The distinctive features of the one-to-one learning environments (e.g. personalised, accessible, multimodal, recordable) make them valuable sites for language learning and language teaching and also for research. The talk concludes with practical suggestions for one-to-one synchronous online language teaching as well as areas for future enquiry.


Keywords : synchronous one-to-one online
Conference theme : Fostering autonomous learning through technology
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Main presenter : Prof. Cynthia White
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Affiliation : Massey University (Palmerston North, New Zealand)
Email address : c.j.white@massey.ac.nz
Biography :

Cynthia White is Professor of Applied Linguistics, Massey University, New Zealand.  She has published widely on distance and online learning, emotion in language learning, learner autonomy, and teacher identity and agency. She is a member of Editorial Boards of seven international journals, and is Associate Editor for the journal Language Learning & Technology.

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Date added : Saturday, 9 March 2019, 7:45 AM
Date modified : Saturday, 9 March 2019, 7:45 AM
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Submission status : Accepted
Schedule number : 330-P
Schedule day : Aug 10th (Sat)
Schedule time : 14: 10 - 14: 35
Schedule duration : 25 mins
Schedule room name : A101
Schedule room seats : 40 seats
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