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Volume 9 Number 1, 2018
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Zhan, H., & Chen, L. (2018). Performing WeChat Recording Tasks in Mixed-Ability Study Abroad Content Courses. Journal of Technology and Chinese Language Teaching, 9(1), 15-34.
[战红, & 陈丽安. (2018). 案例研究:海外混合程度班以微信录音功能完成语言任务. 科技与中文教学 (Journal of Technology and Chinese Language Teaching), 9(1), 15-34.]

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This case study explores the use of WeChat’s recording tool as a solution to the challenges of teaching mixed-ability students in content courses offered in study abroad programs. The tool successfully reduced anxiety and boredom, created opportunities for students to engage in personalized learning tasks in real time, enabled instructors to provide individualized feedback, and helped course curriculums stay on track. Data was collected from an online survey, email interview, and students’ recordings of topics and instructor’s feedback. The study determined that using WeChat’s recording function to complete linguistic tasks is a useful instructional tool for a mixed-ability classes in study abroad, despite limited technical difficulties.


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