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Mentoring in language and culture on-line

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Show simple record Brown, T. Pascal Panko, Mary 2012-09-05T21:30:05Z 2012-09-05T21:30:05Z 2000-06
dc.description.abstract A mentor can 'stimulate the construction of the student's autonomy' (Freire 1998), empower people to think more positively about themselves and increase their network of contacts (McKenzie 1995, Jeruchin and Shapiro 1992). But few professional or non-qualified migrants with English as a Second or Other Language (ESOL) have a mentor who can support and guide them into work, assist in extending their network or help them improve their English language skills. Many also are not unable to enrol in classroom based English language course for a variety of reasons. Therefore there is often a delay, sometimes of many years, in their communicating in English and finding fulfilling employment. One possible solution is the World Wide Web where a virtual mentor can be established to support migrants to fulfil their social and employment aspirations. This paper reports on an internet site that mentors, and teaches language and culture, to ESOL members on-line. Issues of design heuristics are also raised. en_NZ
dc.language.iso en en_NZ
dc.subject Mentoring en_NZ
dc.subject ESOL en_NZ
dc.subject Online en_NZ
dc.title Mentoring in language and culture on-line en_NZ
dc.type Conference Contribution - Oral Presentation en_NZ
dc.rights.holder Authors en_NZ
dc.subject.marsden 130306 Educational Technology and Computing en_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Brown, T.P., & Panko, M. (2000, June). Mentoring in language and culture on-line. Paper presented at Ed-Media 2000 World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Educational Telecommunications, Montreal. en_NZ
unitec.institution Unitec Institute of Technology en_NZ
unitec.conference.title Ed-Media 2000 World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Educational Telecommunications en_NZ Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education en_NZ
unitec.conference.location Montreal en_NZ
unitec.conference.sdate 2000-06-26
unitec.conference.edate 2000-07-01
unitec.peerreviewed no en_NZ

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