With the advances in computational technology and science, education has undergone a paradigm shift. Language e-education, along with computer assisted language learning (CALL), becomes a trend of delivery worldwide. English as a second language (ESL/L2) has been limited in specific dialogues. Like CALL in language e-education, culturally interdisciplinary communication on ESL has just begun to incorporate with one another. As most studies show, e-learning has undoubtedly brought education further “beyond spatial and time boundaries”and most importantly, has also made learners potentially independent and life-long learners. Additionally, it helps cut down the cost on commuting and boarding. However overemphasized with its studies-proved effectiveness, its side-effects on the user as well as the learner, have been ignored. In this paper, with the introduction of Diffusion of Innovation Theory, inter-cultures and inter-disciplines, will be used to probe how powerfully invisible cultural influences dynamically affect the development and delivery of language e-education, and hopefully, further to arouse more interests in CALL researches on inter-cultural and interdisciplinary contexts of English as a foreign language.
The 2009 International Joint Conferences on e-Case and e-Technology，起迄日：2009/1/8~2009/1/10，地點：新加坡