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ERIC Number: ED281379
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Nov
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Implications of Technology for Foreign Language Teaching.
Tuman, Walter V.
The potential for the use of technology in second language instruction lies in two general areas: information management (locating, organizing, applying, storing, updating, and evaluating data) and instructional design and implementation. It would be a great disservice to language instruction not to explore these areas, and the language teaching profession should be closely involved in this exploration. True collaboration between educators and computer programmers has not yet been achieved. The range of possible computer applications for foreign language professionals is broad, is not restricted to the classroom, and is becoming increasingly available to the average non-technologically oriented user. These applications include artificial intelligence, audio and video technology, database management, linguistic analysis courseware and lesson design, learning theory, broadcasting, artificial and synthesized speech, telecommunications and networking, and testing and evaluation. A futuristic but not unrealistic scenario of a multimedia learning space in the language classroom might combine many of these applications in a designated area intended for daily student use. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Revised version of a paper presented at the Joint Meeting of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (New York, NY, November 28-30, 1985).