New Technologies and Additional Language Learning

New Technologies and Additional Language Learning - Steven L. Thorne, Penn State
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Steven L. Thorne, Penn State
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2006
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26 Pages

CALPER Working Paper Series, No. 7
This working paper is a review essay in which the author discusses a number of contexts and uses of technologies, generally Internet communication technologies, as they have been and are being used in second and foreign language education environments. Three primary areas of research and pedagogical innovation are addressed, 1) the use of synchronous computer-mediated communication (CMC), 2) Internet-mediated intercultural L2 education, and 3) additional language learning as a function of participation in Internet-supported communicties such as online fora, fan sites, fan fiction sites, and online gaming.

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