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Second language acquisition -- Computer-assisted instruction


This article addresses diversity in the classrooms and the need for technology for English language learners. Language acquisition and English language learning are overviewed with highlights of the different stages in language learning and various methods used for language. Integrating the role of technology in learning English as a second language is presented as a practical way in which to instruct English language learners. However, selection of software is seen as a critical aspect of effectively using technology for English language instruction. Various important aspects for evaluating a software program for English language learners are presented. A software evaluation form developed by the author is provided and discussed, with an example of how it can be used. A reaction to the software evaluation was written to give the reader further understanding about the effectiveness of the software. To sum up the paper the author has discussed the usefulness of the software evaluation form as it can be used to help evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of software programs.

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Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education


Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Deborah Tidwell

Second Advisor

Lynn E. Nielsen


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