Beasley, Robert E.; Chuang, Yuangshan; Liao, Chao-chih
December 2006
Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal;Dec2006, Vol. 6 Issue 3, p330
Academic Journal
The purpose of this study was to identify the factors that determine English language immersion (ELI) in Taiwanese EFL learners and to determine if ELI is a predictor of change in vocabulary level and American lifestyle literacy during online music study. The results of the investigation indicate that age, gender, and academic standing are all determinants of ELI in Taiwanese EFL learners. However, they also suggest that ELI alone is not a good predictor of change in vocabulary and lifestyle literacy acquisition during online music study. In addition, the investigation found that some minimal level of English competency is required to benefit from the type of online learning environment described and that the subjects who participated in the study enjoyed the approach to learning English.


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