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Title: Online language learning to develop english reading and listening skills in university students : a pilot stuy in Hong Kong
Authors: Chen, J 
Chau, J 
Lim, G 
Li, V 
Keywords: Online language learning
Technology-enhanced language learning
English reading and listening skills
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Faculty of Education Sciences, University of Córdoba
Source: International journal for 21st century education, 2016, v. 1, no. 1, p. 35-54 How to cite?
Journal: International journal for 21st century education 
Abstract: The range of technological applications in differenteducational contexts makes it necessary for continued inquiry into online language learning (OLL), especially in relation to its impact on different learner populations whose perception and acceptance of OLL can vary across settings. This pilot study involved 66Chinese students in a Hong Kong university and examined their OLL experience in online reading and listening activities. Results of the study suggest the easy availability of internet resources can greatly enhancestudents’ OLL experience, while raisingfourchallenges in the areas of online materials development, student motivation, pedagogy-technology interface, and intercultural communicative competence. Possible ways of tackling such challenges are outlined. The article concludes with a view that successful OLL needs to be predicated on a tripartite framework of hardware, software and humanware.
ISSN: 2444-3921
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