Volume 4, Issue 1
  • ISSN 2589-2053
  • E-ISSN: 2589-207x
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This report assesses the use of a Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) to provide an in-service language training programme for English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teachers in a primary school in Shanghai, China. The 12-month oral English training programme featured unique in-depth university-school collaborations, tiered project management and flexible self-directed learning experiences by the participants. This programme was a piloting project aimed at exploring an effective way of workplace language training and usefulness of Moodle-LMS’ potential in providing a flexible and interactive learning environment for training primary school language teachers.


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  • Article Type: Research Article
Keyword(s): EFL competence training; in-service online learning; Moodle-LMS; primary teachers
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