ERIC Number: ED246647
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
ESL Courseware--A Developmental Framework Including Discussions of University-Level and Elementary-Level Programs.
Esling, John H.; And Others
Some basic principles underlying development and pedagogical application of computer courseware for English as a second language (ESL) are identified and two types of courseware developed at the University of Victoria (Canada) for use with pre-university, university, adult education, and elementary school ESL classes are described. It is proposed that materials for computer-assisted language instruction: (1) be designed to fit into the current curriculum, (2) have a component assisting the teacher in classroom presentation or demonstration, (3) have a component for individual or group work outside the classroom for extended tutorial interaction, (4) promote spoken interaction, and (5) include a component of speech output from the computer. These principles are discussed in the context of the materials developed at the University of Victoria, and it is suggested that teacher development of microcomputer materials be encouraged. In an appended section, the need for, and the design, development, programming, and evaluation of the two sets of materials are discussed. One set, consisting of three lessons for use with adult, university-level ESL students, provides extra practice in advanced essay writing in the form of tutorials designed for: (1) students, (2) contract and community education English language programs, and (3) visiting scholars requiring extra, guided English study. The other set of two programs was designed for elementary school students but could be used with adult beginning ESL students. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Teachers of English as an Additional Language, Vancouver (British Columbia).
Note: In its: TEAL Occasional Papers, Vol. 8, p41-51, 1984.