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ERIC Number: ED496770
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 206
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-1-9311-8515-8
CALL Essentials: Principles and Practice in CALL Classrooms
Egbert, Joy
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc. (TESOL)
Computers and the Internet offer innovative teachers exciting ways to enhance their pedagogy and capture their students' attention. These technologies have created a growing field of inquiry, computer-assisted language learning (CALL). As new technologies have emerged, teaching professionals have adapted them to support teachers and learners in the classroom. This book offers useful advice for teachers who want to integrate technology with their teaching. It begins not with computers, however, but with the classroom conditions that foster effective language learning. Taking these conditions as a foundation for effective pedagogy, the book shows teachers how to use technology to create "a whole learning environment" with their students. This book is written for working teachers in an accessible, down-to-earth style. It describes pedagogically sound activities using software, Web sites, and Internet-based resources. It includes suggestions and advice from other teachers using technology in their classrooms. Ideas and principles are easily applicable to teaching other languages and mainstream content. It provides an extensive, up-to-date list of print, software, and Internet resources. Following a Preface, this book contains the following 11 chapters: (1) Introduction: Principles of CALL; (2) Developing and Practicing Reading and Writing Skills; (3) Developing and Practicing Listening and Speaking Skills; (4) Communication and Collaboration; (5) Creativity and Production; (6) Inquiry and Problem-Solving; (7) Content-Based Instruction; (8) Assessment; (9) Limitations, Caveats, and Challenges; (10) Teacher Development; and (11) Conclusion: My Favorite CALL Thing. Also included are Acknowledgments, References, Resources, and an Index.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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