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ERIC Number: EJ1072193
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
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What Can Computer Assisted Language Learning Contribute to Foreign Language Pedagogy?
Bangs, Paul; Gomez, Pascual Cantos
International Journal of English Studies, v4 n1 p221-239 2004
The aim of this paper is twofold. On one hand, to shed new light on the uneasy relationship of Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) with foreign language (FL) pedagogy in the past and on the other, to explore the possible contribution of CALL to FL pedagogy. The first part of this research starts with a brief description of the first CALL experiences (behaviourist CALL) and continues with a succinct account of the present state of the art (CALL and the communicative environment). The second part of the paper points towards new and challenging directions of CALL: some assertions as to what might constitute the place of "good" CALL in a language learning environment.
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Language Acquisition, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices, Program Descriptions, Educational Environment, Best Practices, Educational History, Communicative Competence (Languages), Learner Controlled Instruction, Media Adaptation, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration, Learner Engagement, Student Motivation, Research Utilization, Student Needs, Educational Principles
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