A Study on Interaction Patterns in Language Learning Online Classes – Adaptation and Efficiency

Authors

  • Thanh Vu Thi International School – Vietnam National University, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Duyen Thuy Dao Peoples’ Police Academy, Hanoi, Vietnam

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210226.007

Keywords:

Interaction patterns, language learning, online classes

Abstract

The aim of our research entitled “A study on interaction patterns in language learning online classes – adaptation and efficiency” is to elaborate that in an online ESL/EFL class, tremendous interaction patterns can be employed by the teacher in order to enhance the classroom atmosphere for students’ better involvement and collaboration as well as alter the pace of a lesson. Similar to offline classes, there are several prevailing interaction patterns in internet-based language learning classes: teacher-centered and student-centered. Drawn on several frameworks on interaction, this study explores different types of interaction applied in two distinct language learning online courses with 45 participants, including both teachers and students at a primary international institution in Hanoi during the Covid-19 pandemic. Furthermore, the researchers compared the interaction patterns taking place in both classes to identify their similarities and differences. Findings show that the most dominant interaction adopted in the two classes was teacher-student, especially instructor to the whole class, instructor to each member in the classroom, and learners to instructor. There were no obvious distinctions of interactions used in the class by the two teachers but the teacher’s preference in utilizing certain interaction forms based on the characteristics of every single class. Additional pedagogical recommendations for online English courses would then be put forth based on the data gathered.

Author Biographies

Thanh Vu Thi, International School – Vietnam National University, Hanoi, Vietnam

M.A. Vu Thi Thanh, Vietnam National University, Hanoi, Vietnam. She has been working as an English Lecturer of Vietnam National University, Hanoi, Vietnam. She used to be an English Lecturer in the Faculty of English, Hanoi National University of Education from 2016 to 2018. Her main interests include Textbook Writing, Academic Translation, Academic Writing, Teaching methodologies.

Duyen Thuy Dao, Peoples’ Police Academy, Hanoi, Vietnam

M.A. Dao Thuy Duyen, Faculty of Foreign Languages, People’s Police Academy, Vietnam. She used to be an English Lecturer in the Faculty of English, Hanoi National University of Education from 2008 to 2010, and is working as an English Lecturer of People's Police Academy since 12/2010. She has been published 5 research articles in local Journals. She pursued her Master Degree in Philipps Marburg University in Germany from 2017-2019. She has international experience in participating in International Conference at Free University in Berlin in 2018. Her main interests include Academic Writing, Teaching methodologies.

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Biodata:

M.A. Vu Thi Thanh, Vietnam National University, Hanoi, Vietnam. She has been working as an English Lecturer of Vietnam National University, Hanoi, Vietnam. She used to be an English Lecturer in the Faculty of English, Hanoi National University of Education from 2016 to 2018. Her main interests include Textbook Writing, Academic Translation, Academic Writing, Teaching methodologies.

M.A. Dao Thuy Duyen, Faculty of Foreign Languages, People’s Police Academy, Vietnam. She used to be an English Lecturer in the Faculty of English, Hanoi National University of Education from 2008 to 2010, and is working as an English Lecturer of People's Police Academy since 12/2010. She has been published 5 research articles in local Journals. She pursued her Master Degree in Philipps Marburg University in Germany from 2017-2019. She has international experience in participating in International Conference at Free University in Berlin in 2018. Her main interests include Academic Writing, Teaching methodologies.

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Published

2021-01-22

How to Cite

Vu, T. T., & Dao, T. D. (2021). A Study on Interaction Patterns in Language Learning Online Classes – Adaptation and Efficiency. Proceedings of the AsiaCALL International Conference - Atlantis Press, 533(978-94-6239-343-1), 54–63. https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210226.007