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Abstract :

The paper briefly introduces a project which experimentally introduced videoconference-based tutoring at several elementary schools in the Czech republic. Then it presents data collected through a questionnaire used during the project and analyses, whether involving of foreign tutors through online tutoring is less suitable for lower grades (four and five, pupils aged ten to eleven who just started learning English language) than for higher grades based on their subjective perception. The statistical methods used for the analysis are explained with reasons for the decisions. The analysis leads to a conclusion, that the low-graders accepted the sessions warmly and that the data do not show any ground for an assumption, that native speaking tutors should not be involved in early stages of language education. Finally limitations of the study are
discussed..

Keywords :

: online tutoring; English language; elementary school; native speakers; Philippines

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