ERIC Number: ED284450
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Relating Second-Language Acquisition Theory to CALL Research and Application.
The progress theorists have made toward developing models of second-language acquisition suggests that researchers need to pay more attention to classroom data. Computer-assisted language learning (CALL) can link theory to practice. A review of the connections between second language acquisition theory and CALL points out several factors, including: (1) second language pedagogy must be reconnected to theory and empirical research; (2) classroom-oriented research can make a valuable contribution to understanding second language acquisition processes; (3) the use of the computer as a basic tool in second language acquisition research can provide new and detailed kinds of data; (4) computers have the capabilities to recycle the results of empirical investigations into the classroom; (5) using the computer in the language classroom offers a convenient means of deriving issues and questions for research; and (6) a reconnection of pedagogy and theory may be further advanced from computer-assisted research into the psycholinguistic processes of language learning. (CB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Note: In: Smith, William Flint, Ed. Modern Media in Foreign Language Education: Theory and Implementation. The ACTFL Foreign Language Education Series; see FL 016 850.