USING LIVEMOCHA FOR INDEPENDENT LANGUAGE LEARNING: A STUDY OF STUDENTS’ PERCEPTION

Andriani, Gita and Bansa, Yorina An’guna USING LIVEMOCHA FOR INDEPENDENT LANGUAGE LEARNING: A STUDY OF STUDENTS’ PERCEPTION. In: The 1st Sriwijaya University Learning and Education International Conference (SULE-IC) 2014, 16-18 May 2014, Palembang.

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    Abstract

    Livemocha is an online language learning site which claims itself as the world’s largest online language learning community in the world. It offers opportunity to learn foreign languages autonomously. The objectives of this paper were to examine students’ perception on the use of this site for independent learning and to know its strengths and weaknesses. The subjects were 23 first-year students of Sriwijaya University majoring Mining Engineering and the data were collected through questionnaire and interview. The respondents were required to set up account in Livemocha and used it as independent learning. The findings showed Livemocha was useful in helping the students learn English independently. They could choose the material based on their level so it could raise their confidence in learning English. The listening and feedback featureswere also the strengths of this site. Besides, some weaknesses were also found. The respondents reported they did not like the point system in Livemocha and they were also dissatisfied with speaking section since it required them to use microphone to record their voice. It is hoped that the results of the study give an insight on students’ perception on the use of Livemocha to help learners learn English independently. Key Words:Independent language learning, Livemocha, students’ perception.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
    Divisions: Faculty of Teacher Training and Science Education > Department of Language and Arts Education
    Depositing User: Dr, M.A. Hartono Hartono
    Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2016 07:44
    Last Modified: 14 Sep 2016 07:44
    URI: http://eprints.unsri.ac.id/id/eprint/6778

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