The Move to Online Learning and WeChat during the Covid -19 Pandemic Experiences of a Foreign English Language Instructor

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2022-09
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Cole, Paula
Walsh, Pamela
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Commonwealth of Learning (COL)
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PCF10 Sub-theme: Inspiring Innovations // This study explores the experiences of an English language instructor who provided on-site instruction for English language learners at a university in China before the COVID 19 pandemic and online from North America during the pandemic. Classes were structured using the WeChat virtual environment in 2020 and 2021. Learning activities included individual and group work. Data was collected using autoethnographic methods including practitioner reflection on action, archival materials such as teaching journals and logs, and students’ feedback on their learning experiences. Findings are related to student confidence and motivation, and collaborative peer learning. // Paper ID 9850
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Chinese English language learners, Student confidence and motivation, WeChat
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Canada
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Caribbean and Americas
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