A NEW APPROACH FOR DISTANCE LANGUAGE LEARNING: COMPARING CURRENT PROGRAMS AND EFFECTIVENESS OF AUDIO EDITING PROGRAMS

Aysel Deregözü, Volkan Kanburoğlu

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The main goal in language education is to develop learners’ skills in oral communication that enables to interact in the target language. Yet, in times of the pandemic, activities supporting the development of communicative competences are difficult to implement, as these activities are arranged mostly for in – class settings with the need of students’ interactive participation. Hence, language education needs to be adapted according to the new circumstances. The aim of this study is to examine how open source audio editing programs can support language education especially in promoting oral competences and implementing communicative activities for in – class language education with social distance and distanced language education. For this aim, open source audio editing programs are examined and compared in view of their features. Within this aim the programs Audacity, Ardour, Ecasound, Jokosher, MusE, Qtractor, Rosegarden, SoX, Sweep and Traverso DAW are examined. Furthermore, on the example of the program Audacity, some useful features for preparing audios in language education are presented. It is recommended to use these programs in language education.

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communicative competence, language education, distance learning, audio editing program, technology

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.46827/ejfl.v5i4.3688

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