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ERIC Number: ED492159
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
The Advantages and Disadvantages of Computer Technology in Second Language Acquisition
Lai, Cheng-Chieh; Kritsonis, William Allan
Online Submission, Doctoral Forum--National Journal for Publishing and Mentoring Doctoral Student Research v3 n1 2006
The purpose of this article is to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of computer technology and Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) programs for current second language learning. According to the National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition & Language Instruction Educational Programs' report (2002), more than nine million students are limited English Proficiency (LEP) in American classrooms every year, learning how to use the computer technology and its attached language learning programs to assist those students is a significant and urgent subject. In fact, the application of computer technology and CALL programs has become a new trend in recently global second language learning instructions. Research findings have proven that the use of computer technology has a positive effect on the achievement levels of English as Second Language (ESL) students, but it still has its limitations and weaknesses, such as financial, isolated, and knowledge required issues. The authors emphasize that we must recognize both advantages and disadvantages of using computer so we can get the maximum effectiveness of technology to enhance second language learning.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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