Heritage Language Learners and Technology-Mediated Learning

Authored by: Julio Torres

The Routledge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition and Technology

Print publication date:  February  2022
Online publication date:  February  2022

Print ISBN: 9780815360773
eBook ISBN: 9781351117586
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This chapter provides an overview of how adult heritage language learners engage with technology-mediated instruction, with a particular focus on task-based language teaching. A key argument is the relevant role that heritage language learners’ prior language experience plays when they interact in virtual courses as well as in technology-mediated task-based instructional contexts. A summary of up-to-date findings is discussed to begin shedding light into heritage language learners’ response to technology-mediated instruction and to address future lines of research in this area.

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