Facilitating Language Acquisition Using Computer Assisted Language Learning

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dc.contributor.author Cobb, Kimberly en_US
dc.coverage.spatial Southwest Georgia en_US
dc.coverage.temporal 1999-2001 en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-09-25T14:55:14Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-09-30T15:58:40Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-03-02T17:29:22Z
dc.date.available 2009-09-25T14:55:14Z en_US
dc.date.available 2009-09-30T15:58:40Z en_US
dc.date.available 2011-03-02T17:29:22Z
dc.date.issued 2001-12 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10428/148 en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper discusses an action research project that examines the effects and outcomes of using computer assisted language learning (CALL) to facilitate second language acquisition with ESOL students. Nine students who were enrolled in an ESOL 10th grade English class participated in this study. These students worked for approximately three days a week interacting with an ESOL component of an interactive CALL program. Module scores, dialog/conversation analyses, and teachers' reports showed that the ESOL students made progress in their acquisition of the English language after approximately five weeks of CALL instruction. In order to investigate whether their progress in acquisition of the language was evident in other modes of language production, students engaged in small and large group discussions, during which their conversational dialog was analyzed. They also wrote various types of compositions in which they applied language skills. The quantitative and qualitative analysis of their products revealed a marked improvement in the students' manipulation of the English language. The results concluded that computer assisted language learning can enhance students' motivation and confidence in using the English language and can improve language acquisition in ESOL students. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Valdosta State University en_US
dc.rights Copyright protected. Unauthorized reproduction or use beyond the exceptions granted by the Fair Use clause of U.S. Copyright law may violate federal law. en_US
dc.subject CALL en_US
dc.subject Second language en_US
dc.subject ESOL students en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Educational technology en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Computer-assisted instruction en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Teaching--Aids and devices en_US
dc.title Facilitating Language Acquisition Using Computer Assisted Language Learning en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.department Curriculum and Instructional Technology en_US
dc.description.advisor Schmertzing, Lorraine C. en_US
dc.description.committee Zahner, Jane en_US
dc.description.committee Leader, Lars F. en_US
dc.description.degree Ed.S. en_US
dc.description.major Instructional Technology en_US

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