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Future Considerations Concerning Technology and the Psychology of Second Language Learners and Users

  • Nourollah Zarrinabadi
  • Mark R. FreiermuthEmail author
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Part of the New Language Learning and Teaching Environments book series (NLLTE)

Abstract

The studies reported in this edited volume elaborate upon some of the ways in which technological tools affect learners’ psychological experiences while learning or using a second language. In this chapter we offer an abbreviated summary of how technology influences language learners. We also look to the future and so we will briefly discuss three general research areas related to the interactions between technology and language learning. These three areas are as follows:
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    Technology’s influences on language learner psychology

     
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    Psychology’s influences on language learning via technology

     
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    Technology’s help in understanding language learner psychology

     

Each of these areas is explained in some detail, which will be followed up by some directions for language teachers, who are still the primary facilitators of technologically based language learning activities.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of IsfahanIsfahanIran
  2. 2.Gunma Prefectural Women’s UniversityTamamura-machi, GunmaJapan

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