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Title: Is there any Relationship between Motivation as an Advantage of Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) and Second Language Acquisition (SLA)?
Author: Iman Tohidian
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Institution: University of Kashan
Linguistic Field: Applied Linguistics; Cognitive Science
Abstract: Language is at the center of human life. It is one of the most important ways of expressing our love or our hatred for people; it is vital to achieving many of our goals and our careers; it is a source of artistic satisfaction or simple pleasure. We use language for planning our lives and remembering our past; we exchange ideas and experiences through language; we identify ourselves with people who speak the same language. Some people are able to do this in more than one language. Knowing another language may mean: getting a job; a chance to get educated; the ability to take a fuller part in the life of one's own country or the opportunity to emigrate to another, and an expansion of one's literary and cultural horizons. There are several factors that combine in a profile of a successful second language learner. Obviously, the motivation to learn is very important. Some second language learners do better than others because they are better motivated. Focusing on motivation, we are going to explore the relationship between Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) and Second Language Acquisition (SLA). The paper provides some data on the history of CALL and the theories behind the concept and the main focus shall be on the motivation, as an advantage of Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) and its connection with Second Language Acquisition (SLA).
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed

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