Engaging Language Learners through CALL - From Theory and Research to Informed Practice - Nike Arnold

Engaging Language Learners through CALL - From Theory and Research to Informed Practice - Nike Arnold

Interpersonal Communication in Intracultural CMC

Engaging Language Learners through CALL - From Theory and Research to Informed Practice - Nike Arnold

Zsuzsanna Abrams [+-]
University of California Santa Cruz
Zsuzsanna I. Abramsis Professor of Applied Linguistics and Multilingualism at the University of California Santa Cruz. Her research focuses on computer-mediated communication, computer-supported collaborative L2 writing, L2 pragmatic development, and language pedagogy. She applies her research to help learners develop the ability to use the L2 in real-world communicative situations by engaging them actively in analyzing authentic materials and interacting in the L2 as it is used by culturally complex communities of practice. Her research has been published in the CALICO Journal, CALL and Language Learning and Technology, among other venues.

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This chapter discusses the role of CMC among L2 learners in facilitating communicative competence through meaningful practice, with the goal of developing literacy skills for authentic communication in real-world L2 contexts. Pedagogical guidelines are provided for task-design, implementation and assessment; challenges, solutions and suggestions for future research are also addressed.

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Abrams, Zsuzsanna. Interpersonal Communication in Intracultural CMC. Engaging Language Learners through CALL - From Theory and Research to Informed Practice. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 267-308 Feb 2019. ISBN 9781781798287. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=36948. Date accessed: 21 Aug 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.36948. Feb 2019

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