CMC and Second Language Use

By Tiffany, Emily, Zita and Stella Since its introduction into second and foreign language learning, CMC has contributed to learners’ lexical and grammatical output as well as their motivation to communicate in L2 when compared with face-to-face interactions. Blyth (2008) grouped studies of CMC into four categories: technological; psycholinguistic; sociocultural; and ecological Insights from Technological […]

Computer-assisted Class Discussion

Chun’s (1994) study suggests that computer networking can be used to improve the interactive ability of language learners, especially those beginners. The main theme is that “using CACD (Computer-assisted Class Discussion) would provide students with the opportunity to generate and initiate different kinds of discourse structures or speech acts” (p.20). Chun investigates her students who […]