Enhancements and Limitations to ICT-Based Informal Language Learning: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Enhancements and Limitations to ICT-Based Informal Language Learning: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Rashad Ahmed (Miami University, USA), Abdu Al-kadi (Ibb University, Yemen) and Trenton Hagar (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)
Release Date: January, 2020|Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 201
ISBN13: 9781799821168|ISBN10: 1799821161|EISBN13: 9781799821182|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-2116-8

Description

In today’s modernized world, digital technology has taken the forefront in all aspects of society, including education. Students have access to numerous electronic devices, which has made online learning materials highly accessible. These technological impacts have blurred the distinction between formal and informal language learning methods. Informally learned English has lost proficiency when assessing student performance. Sizable research is necessary to study and understand the informal methods of language learning using technology.

Enhancements and Limitations to ICT-Based Informal Language Learning: Emerging Research and Opportunities is a pivotal reference source that provides vital research on the implementation of technological opportunities within informal language teaching methods along with the drawbacks that limit its efficiency. While highlighting topics such as acculturation, student perception, and autonomous applications, this publication explores how learners perform ICT-based activities beyond the classroom and assesses the linguistic gains generated by informal ICT uses. This book is ideally designed for teachers, IT consultants, educational software developers, researchers, policymakers, and academic professionals seeking current research on technological techniques within second language learning and teaching.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Acculturation
  • Autonomous Applications
  • Employed Devices
  • Formalization Techniques
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Language Impacts
  • Learning Strategies
  • Proficiency
  • Student Perception
  • Teacher Perception

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Abdu M. Talib Al-kadi, a PhD holder, majoring in English language and technology, ISLT, Carthage University, Tunis. His major areas of research include ESP, CALL, and L2 acquisition.