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Title: Learning Languages On-Line: The Role of Interpersonal Relations. [abstract].
Authors: Sanchez-Castro, Olga
Keywords: research
Issue Date: 2006
Abstract: This paper reports on a pilot study examining how the communication patterns of second language learners may change in the course of one semester using a synchronous text-based Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC) environment. This paper examines the dynamics of interpersonal interactions and social processes of a cohort of forty-three university students, with at intermediate level of competence in Spanish. The students participated in five synchronous CMC discussions in small groups. The paper also considers how CMC can provide an additional context for the creation of a learning community by providing opportunities to engage in meaningful social interaction in a non-threatening and supportive environment.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2328/1522
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