This text provides a critical collection of recent research in on-line communication for second language learning.
Network-based Language Teaching: Concepts and Practice provides a critical collection of recent research in on-line communication for second language learning, including uses of e-mail, real-time writing, and the Web. Chapters analyze the theories underlying computer-assisted learning, explore the contexts that affect network-based teaching, and examine the linguistic nature of computer-mediated interaction in both textual and multimedia environments. This book will be of vital importance to language teachers and researchers, as well as to readers with a general interest in linguistics, computer-mediated communication, and education.
First in-depth collection of research on the Internet for language teaching
Highly readable but comprehensive
Must-read for teachers and researchers seeking to keep up with newest trends in language education