CMC and Japanese University Students Studying English

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Claro, Jennifer (2008)
  • Publisher: 北見工業大学
  • Journal: 人間科學研究, volume , issue 1, pages 1-11
  • Subject: english | studying

Computer-mediated communication (CMC) is becoming common in foreign language classes worldwide. In many countries, Japan included, students study English for years, rarely have the chance to use it. CMC has proven to be a viable and possibly even preferable alternative to face-to-face communication, providing an ideal environment in which English can be used in communicative situations. In addition to begin an environment where using learning, and modifying English takes place. CMC offers many benefits which traditional face-to-face language classes do not. In this paper, language learning theory and how it relates to CMC will be discussed, as well be discussed, as well as why CMC may be a great potential benefit Japanese university students of English.
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