Web-Based English As a Second Language Instruction and Learning: Strengths and Limitations

Web-Based English As a Second Language Instruction and Learning: Strengths and Limitations

By Distance Learning

  • Release Date : 2008-04-01
  • Genre : Education
  • FIle Size : 0.08 MB
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Web-Based English As a Second Language Instruction and Learning: Strengths and Limitations INTRODUCTION The increasing use of personal computing and the Internet makes available a new set of instructional possibilities. Web-based language instruction offers various innovative alternatives to conventional modes of language learning. Second language (L2) acquisition is a complex process that requires extensive exposure to the target language within a wide variety of authentic auditory, verbal, and written contexts, so new forms can be constructed and incorporated into the learner's linguistic repertoire (Chomsky, 1959). As the Internet has become more readily accessible, institutions have extended the use of online language materials and course delivery systems (Chapelle, 2001; Liu, Moore, Graham, & Lee, 2002).

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