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New Technologies and Additional Language Learning


CALPER Working Paper No. 7 <br> This working paper is a review essay in which the author discusses a number of contexts and uses of technologies, generally Internet communication technologies, as they have been and are being used in second and foreign language education environments. Three primary areas of research and pedagogical innovation are addressed, 1) the use of synchronous computer-mediated communication (CMC), 2) Internet-mediated intercultural L2 education, and 3) additional language learning as a function of participation in Internet-supported communities such as online fora, fan sites, fan fiction sites, and online gaming.

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Internet-mediated Intercultural Foreign Language Education: Approaches, Pedagogy, and Research


CALPER Working Paper No. 6 <br> This working paper focuses on the use of Internet information and communication tools to support intercultural dialogue, debate, collaborative research, and less structured social interaction between (typically) internationally dispersed groups of learners who are members of different linguistic and cultural groups.

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Internet-mediated Text and Multi-modal Expression in Foreign Language Education


CALPER Working Paper No. 5 <br> This paper provides a critical review of current trends in the use of technology in second and foreign language education. It also presents a preview that enumerates a number of nascent or near-future possibilities in this area. The authors aspire to provide a synaptic discussion of factors relevant to intermediate and advanced L2 learning mediated by communication technologies.

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