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Second Language acquisition is often a daunting task for even the best among us So tedious can this endeavor be that few of us are able to master the goal with any true fluency and fewer yet are those individuals who are able to speak three or more languages However the skill or ability of speaking two languages or bilingualism has existed since man created language for himself However it has only been in modern times that it has been studied and analyzed to see how this ability is acquired This analysis has shown that there are various factors that can influence or impede the acquisition of a second language some of which to be discuss here in this paper is the impact of modern technology age the political environment and the learners self-esteem These factors are but a few of the many that can influence the path of a learner but they are important in the understanding of how a learner navigates this complex task known as second language acquisition Technology can often be overwhelming to both student and teacher alike and where computers are concerned it can be an imposing instrument The complexity of the computer not to mention the vast choice of possibilities can put students and teachers off as they loose time grappling with how to use the computer Yet the learning curve aside computers can be valuable assets in the classroom Computers being used as a tool to further a learning goal is not an entirely new phenomenon in our society Although their use in the classroom as a tool for second language acquisition can be said to be a fairly recent occurrence and thus deserves to be looked at as a factor in promoting the learning of a second language Computers are wonderful instruments and can complement other learning tools in the classroom such as textbooks VCRs blackboards etc But we need to be
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