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Mydlarski, Donna; Paramskas, Dana – CALICO Journal, 1984
Several eras of computer-assisted language instruction are outlined, and it is suggested that the multiplicity of templates, or mini-authoring systems, currently available can be very helpful to language teachers. The PROMPT template designed for two types of reading comprehension is described. (MSE)
Descriptors: Authoring Aids (Programing), Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Reading Comprehension
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Cassidy, Joan E. – CALICO Journal, 1983
The history and direction of foreign language instruction are briefly outlined, and the place of computer-assisted instruction is discussed. Special mention is made of the need and opportunities for individualizing instruction, equipment options for teaching, advantages and disadvantages of computer-based instruction, and the learning management…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Individualized Instruction, Second Language Instruction
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Wyatt, David H. – CALICO Journal, 1983
Three vehicles for programming for computer-assisted language instruction are compared: general-purpose programming languages, educational programming languages, and educational authoring systems. Their advantages and disadvantages for a variety of purposes and circumstances are examined as well as the differences in time and energy required for…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Instruction, Material Development, Microcomputers
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Pedersen, Elray L. – CALICO Journal, 1983
A computer program in BASIC developed to assist in grading college English compositions is discussed and presented. The program allows rapid recording and printing of instructor comments, providing more praise and feedback than otherwise feasible. Teachers are encouraged to adapt the program to their own needs and preferences. (MSE)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, English Instruction, Equipment, Grading
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Mydlarski, Donna; Paramskas, Dana – CALICO Journal, 1985
Describes a specialized authoring system known as a template, which usually targets only one subject and one format at a time. A template called DICTATE, which allows teachers to use the dictation format to practice auditory discrimination, aural comprehension, and orthography is discussed in detail. (SED)
Descriptors: Authoring Aids (Programing), Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware, Dictation
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Webb, Susan – CALICO Journal, 1985
Outlines the steps taken in developing and using computer-based instruction with interactive videodisc material in a language class. The goal of this particular project was to develop a series of listening comprehension activities in Spanish using 30 minutes of Level 2 Interagency Language Roundtable videodisc material. (Author/SED)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Copyrights, Courseware, Instructional Development
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Collentine, Joseph – CALICO Journal, 1998
Outlines principles that computer-assisted language learning (CALL) educators can follow in designing effective input-oriented tasks targeting grammar instruction, drawing on the latest advances in understanding of the interaction between internal cognitive processes and foreign-language learning. A prototype CALL application using these…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Psychology, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Sutherland, Richard; Knight, Richard – CALICO Journal, 1987
Describes a German language class in which a videodisk player is used to enhance oral proficiency. The basis for this model of instruction and the structuralist theory of learning developed by Jerome Bruner are discussed. The teaching steps of the model as applied to foreign language instruction are presented. (Author/LMO)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Psychology, German
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Schcolnik, Miriam – CALICO Journal, 1987
Describes how to use RE-WORD, a method for practicing reading skills with a word processor, and outlines kinds of assignments and examples of tasks. Advantages and disadvantages of the method and student attitudes toward it are discussed. (Author/LMO)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware, Instructional Innovation, Reading Comprehension
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Fischer, William B. – CALICO Journal, 1986
Describes speech digitization with the Victor 9000 computer which produces natural-sounding speech, conveniently produced and readily integrated into programs having a realistic context. Programing techniques, pedagogical strategies and concerns, and the machine's recording procedures are discussed. (SED)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computers, Courseware, Educational Games
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Wohlert, Harry S.; McCormick, Martin – CALICO Journal, 1985
A serious drawback in introducing sound into computer programs for teaching foreign language speech has been the lack of an algorithm to turn off the cassette recorder immediately to keep screen text and audio in synchronization. This article describes a program which solves that problem. (SED)
Descriptors: Algorithms, Artificial Speech, Audiotape Cassettes, Audiotape Recorders