Share Paper: Does the use of Technology Actually Help English as a Second Language Students?

  1. Hussain Alkhalifah, Saginaw Valley State University, United States
  2. Elizabeth Hansen, Saginaw Valley State University, United States
  3. Anne Tapp, Saginaw Valley State University, United States
  4. Douglas Hansen, Saginaw Valley State University, United States
Monday, March 5 5:35-5:55 PM Capitol H

Abstract: Students in the English as a Second Language (ESL) program face difficulties when reading, communicating, and listening. Prior research indicates that technology may increase motivation within these students as well as help them reduce these difficulties. The purpose of this work in progress is to determine the impact of technology in student motivation and student achievement at each ESL group level.