Do Supplemental Software And Technology Help English As A Second Language ( Esl ) And English Language Learner

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The research question the group asks is, “Do supplemental software and technologies help English as a Second Language (ESL) and English Language Learner (ELL) students in both short and long term ways?” Our target population for this study is college students that are ELLs. Finding participants is one part of the study, but since we are researching students on a college campus they will have to be at least 18 to 30 years old to participate in the study. UMKC has a very large and diverse campus; we will reach out to the Applied Language Institute (ALI) students through a class survey. We decided that college would be a better population to start out with because it provides many social opportunities. We are looking for a population that will provide us with direct feedback from the trial. Students in college will know how they learn and be able to explain how technology either helped them or hurt them while learning. Having students participate on campus also ensures that they have access to internet and WiFi. We are aware that there are many limitations that face college students, but there are also benefits to choosing students in college. Sample The participants in the study range from 18 to 30 years old. We did not specify what year we are looking for in college. We just wanted to have adults participate. If there are students that do not fit into the age range, they should be noted as younger and provide parental consent in order to ensure that we will be able to

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