Managing student participation: Teacher strategies in a virtual English course.

Airong Wang*

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This paper aims to explore teacher strategies for managing student participation in a complex Multi-user Virtual Environment. Data include transcribed recordings from a task-based EFL course in Second Life. Conversational Analysis is adopted to analyze the teacher’s verbal language output in the transcript, and a student questionnaire is used to complement the findings from the transcript. The results suggest that teacher strategies are influenced by task phases and also by the specific nature of Second Life.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-125
Number of pages21
JournalThe JALT CALL Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • teacher strategies, managing student participation, EFL, Second Life


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