ERIC Number: ED302095
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Aug
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Integrating CALL Software into ESL Curricula: An Exploration.
Cheung, Anthony C. M.
The use of computer-assisted-language-learning (CALL) software in the curriculum for teaching English as a second language (ESL) is discussed. Selected CALL programs are described, and some general concerns about the application of CALL software are outlined, including the limited oral applications, inappropriate content or design, and the "non-communicative" orientation of many programs. Two recent experiments exploring the integration of CALL software into regular ESL curricula are described. One experiment involved a class of 16 ESL students in the use of multiple-choice authoring program, and the other had a group of ESL teachers in an in-service program use a reading program. Results suggest that many students find CALL interesting and exciting, and that the software is adaptable to language course themes and units. The approach is also seen to change the teacher's role from that of information-provider to that of organizer and tutor. A brief bibliography and sample data files from the experiments are appended. (MSE)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Association of Applied Linguistics (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, August 16-21, 1987).