Examining Online Language Practice Communities
           Joellen E. Coryell, The University of Texas at San Antonio
           M. Carolyn Clark, Texas A&M University
ABSTRACT  
Because language is a social function, providing the necessary interaction inherent 
in acquisition often presents a challenge to online language education. This study 
found adult online students whose motivation was to improve their Spanish 
communicative abilities supplemented their learning by constructing personal 
learning communities that included an offline Spanish-speaking membership.

Academic Exchange Quarterly   Fall 2008: Volume 12, Issue 3  
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