ERIC Number: ED284453
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Language Teaching Approaches, the Evaluation of CALL Software, and Design Implications.
Hubbard, Philip L.
A computer-assisted language learning (CALL) software evaluation form that looks directly at important aspects of language teaching approaches is presented. Examples of typical evaluation checklists are described to illustrate how they fail to address the appropriate questions for language teaching software. Three major categories of language teaching approaches (behaviorist, explicit learning, and acquisition) are defined and discussed as to how the principles can be applied to software evaluation. Ways in which to evaluate software for its potential use in teaching strategies for learning are discussed, and the relationship between software, approach, and syllabus is considered. A procedure is outlined for using the form to evaluate CALL materials, and implications of these concepts for software design are suggested. (CB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
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Note: In: Smith, William Flint, Ed. Modern Media in Foreign Language Education: Theory and Implementation. The ACTFL Foreign Language Education Series; see FL 016 850.