Audioconferencing (AC) and Videoconferencing (VC) for language teaching and learning

Nayara Nunes Salbego


This article addresses arguments in relation to using audio or videoconferencing for online synchronous language classes. Audioconferencing (AC) differs from Videoconferencing (VC) because of the utilization of the webcam. In the former, communication takes place through audio channels, while the latter complies images of the participants through synchronous video chat. In regard to that, online synchronous interaction through AC and VC may affect learning in different ways. Through research results about this issue, this article presents possible pros and cons for the use of the webcam. Results point to benefits of AC, not eliminating, however, the importance of the webcam if used with awareness.

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audioconferencing, videoconferencing, language learning.

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ISSN 2317-0239 (Eletrônico)

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