Application of e-learning in teaching of english as a second language

Pei Wei Tsai, Pei Shu Tsai, Powen Ku, Vaci Istanda, Tarek Gabe

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Abstract

The present study adopted a differentiated instruction method to non-English majors at a university. An e-learning system was used as a support system for the students to check homework answers and to upload assignments. In addition, an assignment was distributed after a midterm examination to encourage the undergraduates to practice with online materials for learning outside the classroom. Students’ feedback on this teaching method was performed on the e-learning system, which delivered a pre-test and a post-test questionnaire before and at the end of the period during which a differentiated activity sheet was used as an incentive for autonomous self-learning. The results showed that compared with a traditional method in which students received assignments of the same difficulty, the differentiated method, together with supports from the e-learning system, enhanced motivation for students to pursue better scores in English achievement tests.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntelligent Data Analysis and Applications - Proceedings of the 3rd Euro-China Conference on Intelligent Data Analysis and Applications, ECC 2016
EditorsJeng-Shyang Pan, Vaclav Snasel, Tien-Wen Sung, Xiao Dong Wang
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages163-170
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783319484983
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1
Event3rd Euro-China Conference on Intelligent Data Analysis and Applications, ECC 2016 - Fuzhou, China
Duration: 2016 Nov 72016 Nov 9

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume535
ISSN (Print)2194-5357

Other

Other3rd Euro-China Conference on Intelligent Data Analysis and Applications, ECC 2016
CountryChina
CityFuzhou
Period16-11-0716-11-09

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)

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Tsai, P. W., Tsai, P. S., Ku, P., Istanda, V., & Gabe, T. (2017). Application of e-learning in teaching of english as a second language. In J-S. Pan, V. Snasel, T-W. Sung, & X. D. Wang (Eds.), Intelligent Data Analysis and Applications - Proceedings of the 3rd Euro-China Conference on Intelligent Data Analysis and Applications, ECC 2016 (pp. 163-170). (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; Vol. 535). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-48499-0_20