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ERIC Number: EJ818908
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-0958-8221
Integrating Corpus-Based CALL Programs in Teaching English through Children's Literature
Johns, Tim F.; Hsingchin, Lee; Lixun, Wang
Computer Assisted Language Learning, v21 n5 p483-506 Dec 2008
This paper presents particular pedagogical applications of a number of corpus-based CALL (computer assisted language learning) programs such as "CONTEXTS" and "CLOZE," "MATCHUP" and "BILINGUAL SENTENCE SHUFFLER," in the teaching of English through children's literature. An elective course in Taiwan for school students aged 17-18, based on a classic text in English children's literature, was developed specifically to assist these learners. The pedagogy for the study reflected the Noticing Theory, the Communicative Approach, and the Data-driven Learning Approach. It is hoped that the course can indicate ways of enriching the usual routine classroom teaching by introducing activities that offer a more communicative purpose for students' language learning. (Contains 11 figures and 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan