ICALL offering individually adaptive input: Effects of complex input on L2 development

dc.contributor.author Chen, Xiaobin
dc.contributor.author Meurers, Detmar
dc.contributor.author Rebuschat, Patrick
dc.date.accessioned 2022-11-23T22:12:43Z
dc.date.available 2022-11-23T22:12:43Z
dc.date.copyright 2022
dc.date.issued 2022-11-28
dc.description.abstract The Artificial Intelligence methods employed in Intelligent Computer Assisted Language Learning (ICALL) in principle makes it possible to individually support language learners. Second Language Acquisition (SLA) research and language teaching practitioners agree on the relevance of target language input adapted to the learner level. However, little systematic research has explored individually adapting input and how it impacts learners. Building on previous findings on apparent alignment between the complexity of learner input and their output (Chen & Meurers, 2019), the purpose of this study is to investigate how different challenge levels of adaptive input impact learners’ written output . We developed an ICALL system implementing a Complex Input Primed Writing task that selects texts for individual learners and ran an experiment grouping learners into four classes: no, low, medium, or high challenge in relation to the individual learners’ writing complexity. The results show that learners generally were able to align to low- and medium-level challenges, producing more complex writings after receiving the adaptively challenging input, but less so for the high challenge group. The study demonstrates how an ICALL system used in a regular language learning context can support SLA research into adaptive input and complexity alignment.
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dc.identifier.citation Chen, X., Meurers, D., & Rebuschat, P. (2022). ICALL offering individually adaptive input: Effects of complex input on L2 development. Language Learning & Technology, 26(1), 1–21. https://hdl.handle.net/10125/73496
dc.identifier.issn 1094-3501
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10125/73496
dc.language eng
dc.publisher University of Hawaii National Foreign Language Resource Center
dc.publisher Center for Language & Technology
dc.rights.license https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subject Individually Adaptive Input, Complex Input Primed Writing, Intelligent Computer Assisted Language Learning, Input Output Alignment
dc.title ICALL offering individually adaptive input: Effects of complex input on L2 development
dc.type Article
dcterms.type Text
prism.endingpage 21
prism.number 1
prism.publicationname Language Learning & Technology
prism.startingpage 1
prism.volume 26
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