Complexity Theory and CALL Curriculum in Foreign Language Learning

Hassan Soleimani, Farnaz Farrokh Alaee

Abstract


Complexity theory literally indicates the complexity of a system, behavior, or a process. Its connotative meaning, while, implies dynamism, openness, sensitivity to initial conditions and feedback, and adaptation properties of a system. Regarding English as a Foreign/ Second Language (EFL/ESL) this theory emphasizes on the complexity of the process of teaching and learning, including all the properties of a complex system. The purpose of the current study is to discuss the role of CALL as a modern technology in simplifying the process of teaching and learning a new language while integrating into the complexity theory. Nonetheless, the findings obtained from reviewing previously conducted studies in this field confirmed the usefulness of CALL curriculum in EFL/ESL contexts. These findings can also provide pedagogical implications for employing computer as an effective teaching and learning tool.

 


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Second/foreign language curriculum, CALL, Complexity theory

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7575/aiac.ijalel.v.3n.3p.19

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