Second Language Learning with Technology: Testing Predictions of 1990s with Meta-Analytical Data
This paper describes testing a hypothesis about the most critical precursors for successful second language learning with computers from mid 1990s using a large set of meta-analytical data and finds evidence in its support. Specifically, combinations of at least two instructional qualities from the array of ‘student-student interaction’, ‘student-content interaction’ and ‘cognitive support for learning’ produced the weighted average effect size of g+ = 0.49, significantly different from instructional conditions that lacked such qualities.
Index Terms - Computer-Assisted Second Language Learning, Meta-Analysis, Communication, Automaticity, Lexical Skills. A tribute to Elizabeth Gatbonton (1941 – 2017)…