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Germain, Claude – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1985
While there are many problems to be resolved concerning the substance of instruction within a communicative approach the manner of teaching must also be considered, including methodology, the linguistic aspect (vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation), norms, and the use of computers. (MSE)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Communicative Competence (Languages), Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Strategies
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Rivers, Wilga M. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1990
The use of technology in the language classroom is chronicled from early phonograph use through the emergence of the language laboratory, and computer technology. The role of appropriate materials and the importance of interaction and communication, even with technological aids, are stressed. (21 references) (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Communicative Competence (Languages), Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware
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Elkabas, Charles – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1989
Recent second language instruction computer software focuses almost exclusively on the structures and forms of language, and on programed learning instead of developing communicative skills. Until artificial intelligence changes these old behavioristic principles, computer-assisted language instruction can only play a minor role in language…
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware, Educational Strategies
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Mydlarski, Donna – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1985
Elements of communicative language instruction theories that can be realized with computers are identified; limitations are discussed; and the place and acceptability of computerized exercises within a communicative language learning environment are examined. (MSE)
Descriptors: Authoring Aids (Programing), Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Communicative Competence (Languages)