This artifact was produced in my ESC 760, Second Language Learning and Teaching class at Lehman College. This final research paper was produced by me and my classmate, Janez Ottley.
This artifact relates to the standard, in that, the paper focused on “The effect of Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) on L2 vocabulary acquisition.” This topic gave us an opportunity to research second language acquisition and development that support ELL’s social and academic English language and literacy learning and content-area achievement. The artifact have demonstrated that I have met the standard in that I was able to evaluate if CALL works for L2 acquisition, and what age L2 development is most effective.
The artifact has contributed to my professional understanding, skills, and disposition in that I have learned that L2 children adopts the social aspect of the language first more times than the academic aspect of it. In that, I try to incorporate a lot of talk stems and sentence starters in my lessons so that my ELL’s will know the difference between the social and academic aspect of the new language. Completing this project has impact my own thinking in terms of incorporating CALL within the classroom. Yes, using programs such as Rosetta Stone and other foreign language softwares have come in handy. However, studies have shown that these programs are not the most effective because students often times get distracted if they are not being monitored, and the program itself is like a drill and practice program where students were not authentically getting to manipulate the langauge. As I have mentioned before the program serves it’s purpose in that it provides data in what the students are struggling with, which can help to inform your teaching as a teacher. Personally, I need to evaluate the students language data more, and use it to inform my practice. This has been proven difficult for me because all my students have different linguistic, social, and academic needs.
Yes, this artifact has impacted student learning in terms of my students code-switch or self correct to use academic language in class.