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Designing a Mobile-Assisted English Reading Class for College Students

  • Nana Jin
  • Zili Chen
  • Jin WangEmail author
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11841)

Abstract

Traditional classroom teaching is changing with modern technologies. A mobile-assisted classroom teaching is designed in the study and is proved an efficient teaching mode. The most popular mobile App WeChat in China is used as a course platform which could be easily tailored for any course exclusively. At the same time, several English learning mobile Apps are introduced to assist the English Reading class for college students, for example Xiao Huasheng App, Liuli Reading App, Ximalaya App. In the WeChat course platform, we integrate these mobile Apps at different times in classroom teaching and motivate students to participate in the course learning in class and after class. Mobile technologies plus linguistic knowledge and a well-planned teaching design are three key factors for a successful course teaching. Furthermore, this WeChat course platform is easy to build and makes a mobile-assisted language teaching accessible to every language teacher who may have a limited knowledge about technology.

Keywords

Mobile-assisted language teaching Course design WeChat English Reading class 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Foreign LanguagesShenzhen UniversityShenzhenChina
  2. 2.Division of Languages and CommunicationCPCE, The Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityHong KongChina

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