ERIC Number: ED421003
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
New Ways of Using Computers in Language Teaching. New Ways in TESOL Series II. Innovative Classroom Techniques.
Boswood, Tim, Ed.
A collection of classroom approaches and activities using computers for language learning is presented. Some require sophisticated installations, but most do not, and most use software readily available on most workplace computer systems. The activities were chosen because they use sound language learning strategies. The book is divided into five parts: (1) activities that make use of word processing and desktop publishing programs to help students develop skills in conceptualizing, drafting, and editing written work; (2) using electronic mail and MOOS to engage students and teachers in collaborative learning activities within and outside their institutions; (3) activities tapping World Wide Web sites for data definition, search, gathering, organization, and opinions for argument, and procedures for establishing a Web site; (4) use of multimedia (sound and video) technology, including incorporation of "edutainment" and reference software into teaching activities, and use of sound technology to teach pronunciation; and (5) use of concordancers, programs that analyze text corpora, to inform the design of worksheets and provide comparative data about students' writing and target models. (MSE)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Computer Software Development, Desktop Publishing, Educational Strategies, Electronic Mail, English (Second Language), Indexes, Information Technology, Multimedia Instruction, Poetry, Programming, Pronunciation Instruction, Reference Materials, Second Language Instruction, Second Languages, Teaching Methods, Telecommunications, Word Processing, World Wide Web
TESOL, 1600 Cameron Street, Suite 300, Alexandria, VA 22314-2751 (members, $24.95; nonmembers, $27.95).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc., Alexandria, VA.