Facilitating Synchronous Online Language Learning through Zoom

Lucas Kohnke*, Benjamin Luke Moorhouse

*Corresponding author for this work

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Events caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have required second language (L2) educators to move away from face-to-face (F2F) lessons and adopt online teaching. Educators have utilized a range of online synchronous meeting tools (SMTs) to facilitate student learning. One of the popular, immersive and easy-to-use SMTs these days is Zoom. It includes several features, such as annotation tools, polls, breakout rooms and video and screen sharing. These functions facilitate communicative language learning through the use of authentic language instruction in interactive synchronous classes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)296-301
Number of pages6
JournalRELC Journal
Issue number1
Early online date30 Aug 2020
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2022

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Education
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language

User-Defined Keywords

  • Zoom
  • engagement
  • immersive platform
  • online language learning
  • online synchronous teaching
  • synchronous language teaching


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