256 pages , American Academic Press , 2014-06-12 Starting from studies on language attrition, this book goes deeper into the area of educational technologies. Considering that language attrition might be a reverse process of language acquisition, proper use of educational technologies could promote language acquisition but slow down or diminish language attrition. This book attempts to combine the threshold hypothesis and regression hypothesis with use of educational technologies so that language attrition could be hindered. Chinese Mandarin Attrition among Tertiary Students in Malaysia was identified to pave a solid way for researches on both threshold hypothesis and regression hypothesis. Language attrition in terms of mandarin Chinese, the threshold and regression hypotheses were also discussed in this monograph. This book also covers topics related to educational technologies such as clickers, QQ, multimedia, together with blended learning and indicators of satisfaction. This book includes in-depth reviews of literature and plentiful data to support the studies, which is worth reading. Readers will acquire something new in the fields of language attrition and educational technologies since few studies have been conducted combining these both areas.