Effects of Technology-Enhanced Language Learning on Second Language Composition of University-Level Intermediate Spanish Students

TABLE OF CONTENTS
L IST O F T A B L E S ...........................................................................................................................v
L IST O F F IG U R E S ...................................................................................................................... vii
Chapter
1. PURPOSE, BACKGROUND AND HYPOTHESES OF STUDY .........................1
Background of the Study .............................................................................2
Communication within the Standards Movement............ ............4
Foreign Language Learning and Second Language Acquisition.....5
The Importance of Writing .............................. ...........................8
Role of Technology........................................................................13
Research Questions ....................................................................................16
Research Hypotheses .................................................................................17
Definition of Terms....................................................................................18
2. REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE ...................................................... 21
Standards for Foreign Language Learning ................................................23
National Standards .........................................................................24
ACTFL Guidelines .........................................................................24
Second Language Acquisition ............................................... ...............25
W riting in L 1 .............................................................................................. 29
Foreign Language Writing .................................... ................................31
The L2 Writing Process ................................................................33
Technology and Technology Integration ...................................................41
Constructivism ....................................... ...................................43
Technology-Enhanced Language Learning ...............................................47
Role of Technology in Writing and Writing Research ..............................48
Computer-Assisted Second Language Research ...........................50
Computer-Mediated Grammar Instruction ....................................52
3. PROCEDURES AND METHODOLOGY ............................................................55
Research Questions ....................................................................................56
R esearch D esign ........................................................................................56
S ettin g .......................................................................................................5 8
The University Setting ..................................................................58
T he L ab Setting .............................................................................58
T he C ourse ................................................................................... 59
Participants..........................................64
Procedures...........................................65
D ata C ollection ............................................................................ 65
D ata Sources ................................................................................ 66
D ata A naly sis ........................................................................................... 72
Research Hypotheses ...............................................................................76
L im itation s .............................................................................................. 77

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Oxford, Raquel Malia Nitta. Effects of Technology-Enhanced Language Learning on Second Language Composition of University-Level Intermediate Spanish Students. Denton, Texas. UNT Digital Library. http://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc4688/. Accessed August 21, 2014.