Share Paper: How English as a Second Language (ESL) graduate students perceive online learning from perspectives of second language improvement, learning styles, and culturally responsive pedagogy

  1. Fujuan Tan, University of Wyoming, United States
  2. Steven Aagard, University of Wyoming, United States
  3. Lee Nabb, University of Wyoming, United States
  4. Kioh Kim, Northwestern State University, United States
Friday, March 7 11:00-11:20 AM Capri 115

Abstract: Abstract: Because online courses are gaining in popularity in higher education in the US and there is a steadily increasing number of ESL graduate students enrolled in US universities, this qualitative study employs an in-depth interview method to explore the effects of online learning on ESL graduate students’ English language improvement and how cultural diversity has impacted such students’ online learning attitudes. Interview subjects included 7 ESL graduate students. Data analysis shows that, while International ESL students perceive benefits in online learning situations regarding opportunities for English vocabulary-building and improving reading and writing skills, they perceive no benefits regarding the ...