ERIC Number: ED333730
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Components of a CALL Teacher Training Workshop.
A 2-day teacher training workshop in computer-assisted language learning (CALL) designed for teachers of English as a Second Language (ESL) is described. Program objectives included the following: awareness of computer uses consistent with current principles of second language learning; direct experience with computers, emphasizing what can go wrong, and why; teacher acquaintance with effective software for the machines available to them; provision of guidelines for software evaluation; and participant awareness of sources of information in CALL. The workshop begins with a discussion of the role of computers in ESL and of software types. The bulk of the program is devoted to laboratory exploration of specific software, including courseware, word processing and text construction programs, games and simulations, and desktop publishing. A list of references and sources for individual programs is included, and a classification for software and guidelines for software review are appended. (MSE)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Games, Higher Education, Language Teachers, Media Selection, Problem Solving, Program Descriptions, Simulation, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Curriculum, Word Processing, Workshops
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: University of California Santa Barbara
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (25th, New York, NY, March 1991).