What methods do you know people use when trying to learn a new language?
Watching movies? Using special software? Hanging out with fluent speaker? What about text chat?
In her study titled, "Prior knowledge and second language task production in text chat," published in Technology-mediated TBLT: Researching Technology and Tasks, Dr. Rebecca Adams took a closer look at how text-based chat can help people who are interested in learning a second language and which variables can help make it more successful.