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Otto, Sue K. – Applied Language Learning, 1991
Describes what training faculty members need to use technology and develop software for the language learning experience of their students. A degree program in Foreign Language Instructional Technology for Teachers is proposed, and specific areas are recommended for training. (four references) (GLR)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Computer Software Development, Educational Technology, Second Language Instruction
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Holznagel, Donald C. – Applied Language Learning, 1991
Introduces the term "orgware" and reviews the literature on managing technological innovation in instructional settings. Six areas of management concern are described, and advice on managing innovation and change is provided. (11 references) (GLR)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Strategies, Educational Technology
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Pusack, James P. – Applied Language Learning, 1991
Provides practical information on multimedia and mass storage devices, productivity tools and authoring systems, and software/hardware compatibility for language training. Also provided is an extensive list of recommendations for creating effective software and another for selecting, developing, and adapting software. (GLR)
Descriptors: Authoring Aids (Programing), Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Computer Software Development
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Valdman, Albert – Applied Language Learning, 1989
Deals with the construct of educated native speaker (ENS) speech, which constitutes the implicit target norm in the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Proficiency Guidelines. It is argued that, in classroom foreign language instruction, such a target is too restrictive, and as an alternative, a multitarget model of language…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Evaluation Methods, Language Proficiency, Language Variation
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Chapelle, Carol A. – Applied Language Learning, 1996
Probes validity issues of computer-assisted strategy assessment in second language acquisition research. Reviews metacognitive and cognitive strategies, discussing trait-oriented and interactionist approaches in the concept of strategy, and examining validity by focusing on "advance preparation" and "resourcing" examples of…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Computer Assisted Testing, English (Second Language), Learning Strategies
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Stoller, Fredricka L.; And Others – Applied Language Learning, 1995
Examines the value of conversation partner programs that pair up second language students and native speakers for out-of-class conversation. Findings reveal the activities conversation partners engage in, the perceived advantages of the experience for nonnative and native participants, and the problems encountered. Results can be used to guide…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, English (Second Language), Interaction Process Analysis, Native Speakers
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Mora, Raimundo – Applied Language Learning, 1995
Discusses characteristics of a teacher language that give students opportunities to articulate ideas in an academic discourse as well as factors precluding such opportunities. The article illustrates types of teacher silence that can create opportunities for student participation and how matching the subject with student culture can affect…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, College Students
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Mollering, Martina; Nunan, David – Applied Language Learning, 1995
Argues that mastery of modal particles is important for interpersonal aspects of language development. The article outlines the difficulty of learning and teaching German modal particles with regard to the theoretical explication. The study shows how a teaching program improved initially poor comprehension and production skills in the area of…
Descriptors: College Students, Discourse Analysis, Foreign Countries, German
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