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the pieces of the puzzle that achieve internalized language learning in students (Blake,

2008). When the pieces fit, teachers are able to demonstrate to students the value of

learning a language.

Teachers cannot make students learn but can create a learning environment where

language

acquisition

can

occur

(Corder,

1981).

Through

an

intense

barrage

of

technology information and experience, this researcher seeks to identify the Web 2.0

technologies that might create the very environment about which Corder is speaking.

This study involves a thorough analysis of the impact of these Web 2.0 technologies on

student achievement. The hope is that students will consider their future, seek to

understand the communities of the world and contemplate ways of communicating in

various languages.

Definition of Terms

The meaning of technology and linguistic terms varies across disciplines and

authorities. It is important that terms are clearly defined for this study.

Assimilation. Occurs when one ethnic or cultural group takes on the behavior,

values, and characteristics of another ethnic or cultural group while disgarding its own

cultural characteristics (Gollnick & Chinn, 2002).

Classroom Community Scale (CCS). A one-dimensional 20 item self-survey that

measures level of classroom community (Rovai, 2002).

Culture. Behaviors, values, languages, and beliefs that are shared by a group of

individuals. A culture can be large and include all individuals. Cultures can also be

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