Date(s) - 03/18/2021
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Julie Damron, Asian Near Eastern Languages, and Jennifer Quinlan, MTC Language Curriculum Manager, will present this week’s colloquium on Thursday, March 18th at 3:00 pm via Zoom. They will be discussing their recent research centered around online language teaching.
Title: “Student Motivation and Stress in Language Classrooms Amid Emergency Remote Teaching and Learning”
About ten years ago interest in learning Korean began to grow among high school and university students. With few schools offering Korean we began creating online classes for students around the world. Research on the efficacy of these online classes followed and has become more pertinent with the COVID outbreak and move to online teaching. In this presentation we will discuss two of our recent studies related to online teaching both before and as a result of COVID. The first study explores first-year Korean courses in three different modes (face-to-face, blended, and online) and compiles a preliminary exploration and analysis of student experiences in those three courses. This study focused on assessment and grades, time spent online or in class with course material, final grade, student feedback, and student completion rate. The second study looks at the overall relationship between class type/structure and students’ stress, anxiety, focus, participation, connection, feedback, confidence, and motivation in undergraduate language (Korean, German, ASL, Spanish) classes that switched format mid-semester. Finally, there will be an open discussion about lessons learned for creating a good online class.
**Zoom link will be added as the date approaches.