My doctoral research focuses on using technology to facilitate students’ learning of foreign languages. The importance of using technology in education and language learning has increased significantly in recent years, along with the advances in information technology. Computer-assisted language learning (CALL) has been thought of as an effective tool when it comes to learning languages.
Given the large number of language learning software applications, it is often difficult for teachers and students to choose which courseware or application matches their needs best. It is thus important for researchers as well as practitioners to understand what drives individuals to adopt language learning applications. This research will benefit my professional practices in the field of teaching Mandarin Chinese as a foreign language, particularly within the area of technology-assisted language teaching and learning.