Skypecasts as a mediator of authentic communication - ALAK 2007

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Published on November 17, 2007

Author: danielcraig

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This is the presentation from a CALL Fair (like a poster) presentation that Dan Craig and Jungtae Kim gave on November 17 at the ALAK 2007 conference at Sookmyung Women's University in Seoul, Korea.

 

Jungtae Kim Yonsei University Daniel Craig Seoul National University

Utilize the VoIP service, Skype ( http://skype.com ) Enable users to essentially “broadcast” a conference call. Up to 100 users Moderator controls access and speaking privileges.

Utilize the VoIP service, Skype ( http://skype.com )

Enable users to essentially “broadcast” a conference call.

Up to 100 users

Moderator controls access and speaking privileges.

Great deal of comprehensible input necessary in order to acquire a language (Krashen, 1982). Lack of comprehensible input available outside of the classroom. Skypecasts enable learners to listen to natural language usage. Listen to native and non-native speakers. Listen from the comfort and safety of their computer.

Great deal of comprehensible input necessary in order to acquire a language (Krashen, 1982).

Lack of comprehensible input available outside of the classroom.

Skypecasts enable learners to listen to natural language usage.

Listen to native and non-native speakers.

Listen from the comfort and safety of their computer.

“ The foreign/second language learner’s affective filter is a psychological construct consisting of a set of affective factors which make the learner screen incoming TL information either consciously, or unconsciously ” (Laine, 1988, p. 13) Part of Krashen’s Monitor theory (Krashen, 1982). Well-established as the construct of anxiety in learning. Skypecasts enable students to be both anonymous and participate at their own rate. Helps to lower the affective filter in language learners (Peter, Valkenburg, & Schouten, 2007; Poza, 2005; Yu, 2003; Birnie & Horvath, 2002; MacIntyre & Gardner, 1991; Horwitz, Horwitz, & Cope, 1986).

“ The foreign/second language learner’s affective filter is a psychological construct consisting of a set of affective factors which make the learner screen incoming TL information either consciously, or unconsciously ” (Laine, 1988, p. 13)

Part of Krashen’s Monitor theory (Krashen, 1982).

Well-established as the construct of anxiety in learning.

Skypecasts enable students to be both anonymous and participate at their own rate.

Helps to lower the affective filter in language learners (Peter, Valkenburg, & Schouten, 2007; Poza, 2005; Yu, 2003; Birnie & Horvath, 2002; MacIntyre & Gardner, 1991; Horwitz, Horwitz, & Cope, 1986).

Formal language learning disassociates language learning from the purpose of communication. Encouraging authentic communication pairs language and purpose (Snow, Met, & Genesee, 1989). Skypecasts enable learners to access authentic communication. Broad range of native and non-native speakers Broad range of topics.

Formal language learning disassociates language learning from the purpose of communication.

Encouraging authentic communication pairs language and purpose (Snow, Met, & Genesee, 1989).

Skypecasts enable learners to access authentic communication.

Broad range of native and non-native speakers

Broad range of topics.

Comprehensible Output, which posits that in addition to input, the production of language is necessary (Swain, 1985;1993) . Skypecasts enable learners to use language when they feel comfortable enough to do so.

Comprehensible Output, which posits that in addition to input, the production of language is necessary (Swain, 1985;1993) .

Skypecasts enable learners to use language when they feel comfortable enough to do so.

https://skypecasts.skype.com/skypecasts/home

Comprehensible Input Learners can listen as long as they would like, with no requirement for participation. Multiple speakers, interactions, and topics encourage comprehensible input. Comprehensible Output Learners participate in natural, authentic communication. Authentic Interaction Language is authentic and purposeful. Affective Filter Anonymity lowers Affective Filter Interactions are relatively risk-free No need to produce the language until ready

Comprehensible Input

Learners can listen as long as they would like, with no requirement for participation.

Multiple speakers, interactions, and topics encourage comprehensible input.

Comprehensible Output

Learners participate in natural, authentic communication.

Authentic Interaction

Language is authentic and purposeful.

Affective Filter

Anonymity lowers Affective Filter

Interactions are relatively risk-free

No need to produce the language until ready

This approach is not equal for all learners. Low Proficiency Learners Need more structure/scaffolding Listen more than speak Less autonomous High Proficiency Learners Need less structure/scaffolding Should speak more More autonomous

This approach is not equal for all learners.

Low Proficiency Learners

Need more structure/scaffolding

Listen more than speak

Less autonomous

High Proficiency Learners

Need less structure/scaffolding

Should speak more

More autonomous

Language Proficiency Formal Informal Low Autonomy High Autonomy

Discourse analysis of the learners’ speech Comparison of speech in formal and informal interactions Comparison between the Skypecasting and classroom instruction groups Survey and focus group interviews on issues of motivation and affective domains

Discourse analysis of the learners’ speech

Comparison of speech in formal and informal interactions

Comparison between the Skypecasting and classroom instruction groups

Survey and focus group interviews on issues of motivation and affective domains

Thank you very much! Any Questions? Jungtae Kim ( [email_address] ) Dan Craig ( [email_address] ) You can find a copy of this presentation at http://iucall.blogspot.com

Thank you very much!

Any Questions?

Jungtae Kim ( [email_address] )

Dan Craig ( [email_address] )

You can find a copy of this presentation at

http://iucall.blogspot.com

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