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ID : 379
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Title : EFL Undergraduates’ Perceptions of Blended Learning : Van Lang University, Vietnam
Type : Poster (60 mins)
Category : Individual session
Abstract :

Blended learning has gained its momentum in ESL environment as it flourishes the opportunities for language learning and practice, especially at tertiary level. The study aims to explore learner’s perceptions of blended-learning and its relation to face-to-face learning. In addition, the paper examined the challenges emerged in this blended-learning environment through the eyes of learners. Questionnaire was employed in this research to discover the attitude of 200 students. Semi-structured interview was also conducted to deeply understand learner’s perceptions as well as addressed a few major challenges that students of Van Lang University underwent in this blended-learning course. According to the findings, a large number of learners showed positive attitude towards blended learning,  stating that they achieved considerable benefits from this ESL blended course. In regards to the interconnection with face-to-face learning, most students were still in favor of face-to-face learning compared to online learning. Last but not least, learners revealed a few main barriers to the successful implementation of blended learning, both externally and internally. The most challenging issue of learners in this research was the sense of isolation (lack of sense of community). Other main difficulties revealed was inadequate instructional support, lack of real-time and sufficient feedbacks, technical issues and the inflexibility of language assessment . In terms of internal problems, learners had to deal with the unfamiliarity of independent learning, including learner autonomy, self-motivation and time management. Lastly, some suggestions for future practices of blended learning was also discussed in the paper.

Keywords : computer-assisted language learning, blended learning, face-to-face learning, online learning, motivation
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Main presenter : Thuy Linh Le
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Affiliation : Van Lang University (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)
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Biography :

Currently, I am teaching at Van Lang University, Ho Chi Minh City. I earned a Master's Degree of TESOL in 2014.  My interests in research are learner identity, teacher identity, blended learning. 

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Date added : Friday, 15 March 2019, 5:02 PM [JST]
Date modified : Wednesday, 24 July 2019, 12:50 PM [JST]
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Submission status : Accepted
Schedule number : 216-S
Schedule day : Aug 9th (Fri)
Schedule time : 12: 00 - 12: 25
Schedule duration : 25 mins
Schedule room name : B202
Schedule room seats : 30 seats
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