ERIC Number: ED246695
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Using Computers in Teaching Foreign Languages. Language in Education: Theory and Practice, No. 57.
Hope, Geoffrey R.; And Others
A review of the state of the art of computer applications in foreign language instruction begins with a discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of this method of instruction, its history of use, use of natural language, interaction and communication, and types of computer assisted instruction (CAI). A section examining the relationship between language teaching goals and the practical steps in using the computer as a teaching tool uses as an example the teaching of vocabulary, and traces the development of a program from establishment of vocabulary files through the choice, classification, and presentation of words to their practice. In a subsequent section, applications for skill development in grammar, writing, reading, speaking, listening, and cultural education are analyzed. A chapter on lesson design looks at techniques of presentation, recordkeeping, and the use of branching. Management tools such as text editors, item banks, and applications for testing, placement, and grading are noted in the following chapter. In a chapter concerning avenues of access to CAI, aspects and issues of hardware, programming, authoring systems, software packages, and software evaluation are outlined. A concluding section on directions in CAI reviews progress in evaluating program effectiveness and the status of research and development efforts. An indexed and annotated bibliography and a glossary of CAI and computer terms are appended. (MSE)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Managed Instruction, Computer Software, Cultural Education, Evaluation Criteria, Grading, Grammar, Information Storage, Information Systems, Listening Skills, Reading Instruction, Recordkeeping, Second Language Instruction, Skill Development, Speech Skills, Student Placement, Testing, Vocabulary, Writing Instruction
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich International, Orlando, FL 32887
Publication Type: ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics, Washington, DC.