Technology: A Zeitgeist for Paraphrasing


  • Ida Grace A. Vellore Institute of Technology
  • Nageswari R. Vellore Institute of Technology



paraphrasing, technology, B2 to C1 level, podcast, zoom video conferencing


The ultimate purpose of this study is to advance the paraphrasing skill of the students from B2 to the C1 level based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and to bring out the significance of a technology-integrated classroom. The existing studies focus on effective synchronous English language teaching but not extensively on teaching paraphrasing using new flanged technology. This is a quantitative study implemented on the heterogeneous adult learners, who belong to the age group of 19 to 25 using podcasts and zoom video conferencing. The researcher implied this experiment on 30 volunteered participants. The objective of this investigation is to encourage the use of technology and asynchronous classrooms in the modern era of teaching and learning the English language. The study is analysed with SmartPLS3. It is a software application with an innate graphical user interface for variance-based structural equation modelling (SEM). Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modelling (PLS-SEM) has been developed recently to handle data collection since it can operate productively with small sample sizes (Reinartz et al., 2009). The result shows the effectiveness of zoom video conferencing and podcasts through the improvement attained by the learners in the skill of paraphrasing.

Author Biographies

Ida Grace A., Vellore Institute of Technology

School of Social Sciences and Languages

Nageswari R., Vellore Institute of Technology

School of Social Sciences and Languages


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