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ERIC Number: EJ865554
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-0379-0037
CALL: Using What We Know to Avoid Reinventing the Wheel
Shield, Lesley
Indian Journal of Applied Linguistics, v35 n1 p11-24 Jan-Jun 2009
Much has been written about Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) both from the point of view of its history and its definition. While it is not the aim of this paper to revisit such issues in detail, it opens with an overview of some of the major issues around definitions of CALL and the related terms that have emerged over the years to describe the use of new technologies to support language learning and teaching. Next, a brief account of some of the major developments in and approaches to CALL is offered. In the light of recent comments (e.g. Felix 2008; Garrett 2008), the paper concludes with a consideration of the need for current researchers and practitioners to be aware of the relationship between present and earlier research and practice in CALL.
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Language: English
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