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Encouraging students' independence and motivation in a virtual classroom



Year of publication 2017
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Casalc Review
MU Faculty or unit

Language Centre

Keywords asynchronous communication; ESP; EAP; ICT; motivation; synchronous communication; videoconferencing
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Description This paper is devoted to students’ motivation and the use of videoconferencing, ICT technology and social media tools for creating a community of practice communication within which authentic and meaningful tasks and activities in multicultural ESP and EAP classes can be carried out. It focuses primarily on tasks, which work both in an intercultural virtual classroom as well as in a standard homogeneous class. Samples of end-of-course feedback reflecting students´ experience, and their personal and professional feeling of achievement at the end of the course are also included in the text.

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