Enhancements and Limitations to ICT-Based Informal Language Learning: Emerging Research and Opportunities, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1799821188
  • ISBN-13: 9781799821182
  • DDC: 428.0078
  • 201 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released July 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Advances in Linguistics and Communication Studies (ALCS) Book Series.
Titles in this Series.
Editorial Advisory Board.
List of Reviewers.
Table of Contents.
Section 1.
1: Informal language Practices via Digital Technology: The Neglected Proficiency.
2: Guide for Mobile ssisted Language Learning n Informal Settings: edagogical and Design Perspectives.
3: Impediments to Gauging ICT-Based Informal English Learning Outcomes.
Section 2.
4: Learner-Initiated Language Learning Through Social Media Sites (SMSs).
5: Adult Language Learners' Informal Employment of ICT Applications and Websites to Assess Their English Skills.
6: An Investigation into EFL Pre Service Teachers' Out-of Class Self-Regulated Learning Experiences weith ICT.
7: EFL Learning Beyond the Wall with MALL: College Students' Perceptions.
8: Formalizing Informal CALL in Learning English Language Skills.
Related Readings.
About the Contributors.