Computer Games and Language Learning: Theoretical Rationales

  title={Computer Games and Language Learning: Theoretical Rationales},
  author={Mark William Peterson},
This chapter explores theories of SLA and their influence on the field of CALL. The discussion highlights the diverse nature of theories proposed in the literature, and examines accounts of foreign language learning that may be relevant to learning with computer games. Elements of cognitive conceptualizations of SLA are explored, as are more recent constructs drawn from research that is informed by theories that stress the social nature of language acquisition. It is observed that SLA research… CONTINUE READING

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