SATAKE Yoshiho
   Department   Aoyama Gakuin University  , College of Economics
   Position   Professor
Language English
Publication Date 2023/12
Type Book
Peer Review Peer reviewed
Title Effects of English-speaking lessons in virtual reality on EFL learners' confidence and anxiety
Contribution Type Collaboration
Journal Frontiers in Technology-Mediated Language Learning
Journal TypeAnother Country
Publisher Routledge
Total page number 15
Responsible for Chapter 3
Authorship Lead author
Author and coauthor Satake, Y., Yamamoto, S., and Obari, H.
Details This study explores the impact of virtual reality (VR) on Japanese English learners’ conversation skills and attitudes. It involved 102 intermediate learners, divided into an experimental group (59) and a control group (43), focusing on their English speaking anxiety, confidence, and cross-cultural sensitivity. Results indicated no significant differences in speaking test scores but a notable increase in positive attitudes post-VR intervention. VR was found to be more comfortable and less anxiety-inducing than face-to-face conversation, suggesting VR's potential in reducing English-speaking anxiety and boosting confidence.
DOI 10.4324/9781003395218-3
ISBN 9781003395218
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