ERIC Number: EJ575481
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: 0
Language Alternation in a Computer-Equipped Foreign Language Classroom: The Intersection of Teacher Beliefs, Language, and Technology.
Canadian Modern Language Review, v55 n1 p97-123 Oct 1998
An ethnographic study documented the attitudes, activities, behaviors, and beliefs of teacher and students in a college French class in a weekly computer-equipped language laboratory class. Despite the teacher's enthusiasm, his beliefs, linguistic difficulties, and technical problems made it difficult to sustain lessons in the target language. Also, activities in the lab often favored computer literacy over linguistic proficiency. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Beliefs, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, College Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computer Uses in Education, Ethnography, French, Higher Education, Language Laboratories, Language of Instruction, Language Teachers, Language Usage, Second Language Instruction, Second Languages, Teacher Attitudes
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Theme issue: "New Technologies in Teaching."