ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER
Teaching Lexical Chunks in the Online English Language Classroom through Learning Management Systems
1 University of Applied Sciences, Eisenstadt, Austria
2 University of Applied Sciences, Eisenstadt, Austria
Current educational trends, globalization and the global Covid-19 pandemic have forced institutions of higher education (HEI) worldwide to accelerate the changes already in progress in teaching and learning approaches incorporating more technological enhanced learning. Among the wide range of information-communication-technology tools, the focus here is on Learning Management Systems (LMS), which play a major role in teaching and learning pedagogy, and can help HEIs to achieve more effective learning outcomes. This exploratory research examines the usage of Learning Management Systems to support the teaching of lexical chunks in the online English language classroom at HEIs. The investigation will focus on Moodle and will identify the factors that support students’ interaction with language content and input in this digital learning environment, by looking at the use of Moodle features and activities to teach and practice lexical chunks. Findings suggest that Moodle proves of great value for online English language teaching and the practice of lexical chunks, whereby quiz activities can be used to great effect, producing motivation to engage with lexical chunks among students.
Keywords: English language learning, lexical approach, digital learning environment, learning management systems, learner autonomy
HOW TO CITE THIS ARTICLE
Deissl-O’Meara M., Tinkel I. (2021). Teaching Lexical Chunks in the Online English Language Classroom through Learning Management Systems, MAP Social Sciences, 1(1), 1-12. doi: https://doi.org/10.53880/2744-2454.2021.1.1.1