Teaching & Researching: Computer-Assisted Language Learning

Teaching & Researching: Computer-Assisted Language Learning

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Computers play a crucial and rapidly evolving role in education, particularly in the area of language learning. Far from being a tool mimicking a textbook or teacher, Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) has the power to transform language learning through the pioneering application of innovative research and practices. Technological innovation creates opportunities to revisit old ideas, conduct new research and challenge established beliefs, meaning that the field is constantly undergoing change. This fully revised second edition brings teachers and researchers up-to-date by offering: A comprehensive overview of CALL and current research issues Step-by-step instructions on conducting research projects in CALL Extensive resources in the form of contacts, websites and free software references A glossary of terms related to CALL Closely linked to other branches of study such as autonomy in language learning and computer science, CALL is at the cutting edge of current research directions. This book is essential reading for all teachers and researchers interested in using CALL to make language learning a richer, more productive and more enjoyable task. Ken Beatty has taught at colleges and universities in Canada, Asia and the Middle East. His publications include more than 100 textbooks for learning English as a Second Language, as well as various websites, CD-ROMs and educational videos.music collection storage, access to subscription music services such as Rhapsody and Yahoo Music, organizing the subset of ... This, virtual keyboards and speech recognition may help turn future computers into screens with no other peripheral input technologies. This has already been achieved on a small scale by applications such as the iPod Touch (see http://www.apple.com/ ipodtouch/guidedtour).


Title:Teaching & Researching: Computer-Assisted Language Learning
Author: Ken Beatty
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-11-04
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