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Teacherless Learning: Second Language Acquisition Using Modern Technology.

Macken, Maria (2001) Teacherless Learning: Second Language Acquisition Using Modern Technology. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

Modern Technology can help to provide some of the necessary infrastructure for language learning environments. Throughout this dissertation I have detailed the theoretical explanations of what a language is and the theory behind its acquisition, evolution and use. This dissertation gives an overall view of the ways in which modern technology can help the process of acquiring a second language by using three case study participants plus the results of research obtained from students who used technology to learn a foreign language. Chapter 2 examines this acquisition process, from the origin of language through to the diverse new opportunities technology presents us with to acquire this language. Chapter 4 details the results of those who have "walked on the wild side", attempting to improve and/or acquire another language using modem technology. At the moment technology for second language acquisition is still in developmental stage, it is possible but depends on many variables including intrinsic motivation, ability to learn independently, and persistence.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > Language Services
L Education > LC Special aspects / Types of education > E-Learning
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > Language Acquisition
L Education > LC Special aspects / Types of education > Self Regulated Learning
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in European Business and Languages
Depositing User: SINEAD CORCORAN
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2010 12:02
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2014 15:15
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/306

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