Facilitating synchronous online language learning through Zoom

Lucas Mathias Alfred KOHNKE, Benjamin Luke MOORHOUSE

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Events caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have required second language (L2) educators to move away from face-to-face (F2F) lessons and adopt online teaching. Educators have utilized a range of online synchronous meeting tools (SMTs) to facilitate student learning. One of the popular, immersive and easy-to-use SMTs these days is Zoom. It includes several features, such as annotation tools, polls, breakout rooms and video and screen sharing. These functions facilitate communicative language learning through the use of authentic language instruction in interactive synchronous classes. Copyright © 2020 The Author(s).

Original languageEnglish
JournalRELC Journal
Early online dateAug 2020
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - Aug 2020


Kohnke, L., & Moorhouse, B. L. (2020). Facilitating synchronous online language learning through Zoom. RELC Journal. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/0033688220937235


  • Zoom
  • Online synchronous teaching
  • Immersive platform
  • Engagement
  • Online language learning
  • Synchronous language teaching


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