From Interviews to Total Communication: Virtualizing the English Foreign Language Classroom
Abstract: Teacher-student time is an important variable in effective education, and this becomes even more important in the EFL classroom. Technology is an effective way to combat large class sizes. In this report, we would like to discuss our development and usage of our Virtual Interviewing System (VIS) for assessing student’s language interviews. Details will be given about the development and evolution of our VIS over the past 3 years; from our original idea, to its current form, and finally to our future plans. The purpose of this research is not to replace the face-to-face talk that is so important for both education and life, rather it is to help students practice and enhance their communicative skills for that future job interview or speaking test that determines their academic future.
Presider: Jeffrey Davis, The University of Tennessee