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ERIC Number: ED249799
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Nov
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
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Microcomputers--What It Takes to Get Started. Computer Exercises for Foreign Language Teaching or: Getting Your Apple to LISP.
Nickisch, Craig W.
With only a very basic knowledge of microcomputers, the language teacher can readily build on student interest in this learning mode. The teacher remains in control of what is to be learned and is still involved in deciding how the student will approach the material. Programming is not something the teacher has to know, but it is helpful to have a colleague or student who can write computer programs. Many commercially written programs are available, and using them can be as easy as playing a record. The teacher decides, sometimes with the student's participation, in what manner and whether the computer exercises are to be graded. The teacher just beginning to use computers in foreign language teaching should start simply, using exercises requiring a fixed response to a given language stimulus. Entry level programs for language teaching are relatively simple and in such exercises the computer provides an exciting medium in which learning even the least interesting facets of a language can be enjoyable. The appendices include a typical student/computer interaction exercise and a computer program, "Classroom Objects Vocabulary," for developing German vocabulary. (Author/MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Computer Programs
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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