Out-of-class pronunciation learning: Are EFL learners ready in China?

Nana Long, Jing Huang

    Research output: Chapter in book/report/conference proceedingChapterpeer-review

    2 Citations (Scopus)

    Abstract

    It has long been recognized that there are many benefits that language learners derive from engaging in language practice with someone fluent in the language they are learning. One of the ways that learners can organize language practice is engaging in 'language exchange'. Language exchange websites provide language learners with a tool to find language partners, and enable them to receive feedback on their speaking or writing from someone who is a native or a fluent speaker of the target language. learners can act as experts or teachers of their own language. The chapter discusses reasons why language exchange websites can be beneficial for language learners, and investigate the learning options that the websites currently provide. It focuses on the challenges of using the websites, ways to overcome them, and learn how language skills can be sustained and improved using language exchange websites. Then, it looks at the two main types of language exchange websites: unstructured websites and structured websites.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationLanguage Learning Beyond the Classroom
    EditorsDavid Nunan, Jack C. Richards
    PublisherRoutledge
    Pages43-52
    Number of pages10
    Edition1st
    ISBN (Electronic)9781134675661, 9781315883472
    ISBN (Print)9780415713146, 9780415713153
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2 Oct 2014

    Publication series

    NameESL & Applied Linguistics Professional Series

    Scopus Subject Areas

    • Social Sciences(all)
    • Arts and Humanities(all)

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