APSCE Webinar #44: Understanding Self-Directed Out-of-Class Language Learning with Technology

APSCE Webinar #44: Understanding Self-Directed Out-of-Class Language Learning with Technology

02 Apr 2024 Published Public 09:00:00 Asia/Taipei (UTC+08:00) Online

Speaker: Prof. Chun LAI
Moderator: Assoc. Prof. Yanjie SONG, the Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
Curated by: APSCE Technology-Enhanced Language Learning (TELL) SIG
Date: 2 April 2024 (Tuesday)
Time: 09:00-10:00 (UTC+8)

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The omnipresence of technology has made out-of-class learning a common phenomenon in language learning. Language learning is increasingly taking place outside the classroom in the digital spaces. Out-of-class language learning has been found to contribute uniquely and significantly to language development, and influence learners' in-class language learning experience. However, existing second language research has been focusing predominantly on language teaching and learning inside the classroom, with insufficient attention to this important venue of language learning. In this talk, I will give an overview of this emerging research field and share some of my research with language learners in Hong Kong and mainland China. Through sharing the research findings, I hope to stimulate greater efforts in unearthing and utilizing the language learning potentials of self-directed out-of-class language learning with technology.

Chun Lai (Ph.D. Educational Psychology and Educational Technology, Michigan State University) is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Education, the University of Hong Kong. Her research interests are technology and language education, with a special focus on technology-enhanced language learning beyond the classroom. Her current projects include investigations into language teachers’ digital bridging initiatives that connect in-class and out-of-class language learning.

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  • Start Time
    02 Apr 2024 09:00:00 Asia/Taipei (UTC+08:00)
  • Finish Time
    02 Apr 2024 10:00:00 Asia/Taipei (UTC+08:00)
  • Location
Chun LAI
The University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Yanjie Song
The Education University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong