TITLE

DETERMINANTS AND EFFECTS OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE IMMERSION IN TAIWANESE EFL LEARNERS ENGAGED IN ONLINE MUSIC STUDY

AUTHOR(S)
Beasley, Robert E.; Chuang, Yuangshan; Liao, Chao-chih
PUB. DATE
December 2006
SOURCE
Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal;Dec2006, Vol. 6 Issue 3, p330
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
24393886

 

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