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Title: Understanding Malaysian ESL learners' orientation to a computer-mediated communication L2 task : A socio-cultural perspective
Author: Azahar, Zairus Norsiah
ISNI:       0000 0004 2673 3712
Awarding Body: University of Bristol
Current Institution: University of Bristol
Date of Award: 2009
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This in-depth qualitative case study investigates Malaysian ESL learners' orientation to an asynchronous computer mediated communication (aCMC) L2 task: their interpretation of the task, perceptions, and experiences in the task. This study also examines the factors that may provide explanations for the similarities and differences in the learners' orientation to the online L2 learning task. Framed by Vygotsky's socio-cultural theory of teaming and development, a central argument of this study is that learning is a process involving an overlapping, intertwining, and complex network of factors encompassing both the individuals and the collective nature of the group of individuals that make up the community of L2 learning.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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