ERIC Number: ED454736
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jun
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Selecting and Integrating CALL Software Programs into the EFL Classroom.
Lee, K. C.
One way for teachers to integrate information technology (IT) into their classrooms is through the use of computer assisted language learning (CALL) software programs. Much has been written about how teachers should select and evaluate such software programs; this paper attempts to consolidate some of the issues discussed in the literature and to offer some suggestions for the selection and integration of CALL software into the English-as-a-foreign-language (EFL) classroom. First, selection criteria pertinent to an EFL teacher are highlighted. Second, through examination of these selection criteria, the close relationship between selection and integration is discussed, suggesting that the teacher should always look at integration when selecting software programs. Third, the paper concludes by summarizing the criteria discussed in the form of a checklist that can be used by teachers selecting EFL software programs. The checklist highlights some of the basic concerns mentioned in most literature on the selection of software programs and offers additional suggestions for the EFL teaching and learning environment. (Contains 24 references.)
Descriptors: Check Lists, Class Activities, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Evaluation, Computer Uses in Education, English (Second Language), Evaluation Criteria, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods
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