Students’ perceptions of the use of video recording in additional language oral assessment

Qian Gong, Kyoko Kawasaki, Wai-Ling Yeung, Grace Zang, Toni Jane Dobinson

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This study adds resources to the current research on computer-aided
second-language (L2) learning by focusing on a relatively under-explored area of online oral assessment using video recording. It fills the gap of existing literature by looking into the area through the lens of students’ perception. Drawing on data collected through questionnaires and interviews of students enrolled in Chinese and Japanese language programs at Curtin University, this study found that video- recorded oral assessments facilitated L2 learning by improving
learners’ motivation and encouraging self-reflection. The study also sheds light on the importance of technical and teamwork guidance in maximising learning outcomes. Data variations between beginners and advanced learners who participated in this study gave weight to the argument that a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach is not effective in online language learning, so facilitators may need
to carefully evaluate the level of learners’ language competence when they are incorporating online components into their programs.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLiteracy unbound
Subtitle of host publicationMultiliterate, multilingual, multimodal
EditorsToni Dobinson , Katie Dunworth
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9783030012557
ISBN (Print)9783030012540
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NameMultilingual Education
ISSN (Electronic)2213-3208


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