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Technology in Language Learning: An Overview

1st Edition

By Bryan Smith

Routledge

30 pages

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Description

This module on technology in language learning provides novice and experienced second and foreign language (L2) teachers alike with an introduction to the field of computer-assisted language learning (CALL). The module first provides a historical overview of the field and then explores the most widely researched areas within CALL. The module examines findings of research into computer-mediated communication for L2 learning as well as L2 skill-area instruction in technology-enhanced settings. The unit then turns to a discussion of teacher and learner standards for using CALL, followed by a discussion of how one may find and evaluate CALL resources that are appropriate for specific instructional contexts. The module ends with an introduction to four of the newest and most exciting areas in CALL: gaming, fan fiction, digital storytelling, and mobile-assisted language learning.

About the Author

Bryan Smith is Associate Professor of English at Arizona State University, USA, and Editor of the Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium journal.

About the Series

The Routledge E-Modules on Contemporary Language Teaching

Modules in the Routledge E-Modules on Contemporary Language Teaching series are short, easily accessible introductions to a variety of issues that form the foundation of language-teacher knowledge and practice: the nature of language and communication, second language acquisition, interactive tasks, assessment, focus on form, vocabulary development, technology in language teaching, among many others.

  • Language (Bill VanPatten)
  • Communication and Skill (Bill VanPatten)
  • Second Language Acquisition: The Basics (Gregory D. Keating)
  • Focusing on Form in Language Instruction (Wynne Wong and Daphnée Simard)
  • Vocabulary in Language Teaching (Joe Barcroft)
  • Interactive Tasks (Michael J. Leeser and Justin P. White)
  • Technology in Language Learning: An Overview (Bryan Smith)
  • Teaching Second Language Writing (Charlene Polio)
  • Content-Based Language Teaching (Roy Lyster)

Each module serves as a self-contained unit to be used on its own or as part of an introductory course on language teaching. Instructors may “mix and match” modules to create their own readings for a course on language teaching. The modules may serve as primary reading or as supplemental reading, with each module offering points of reflection, discussion questions, self-quizzes, and a reading list for those who wish to delve further into the topic.

To purchase the eBook versions of these modules and view module summaries, please visit the series companion website: www.routledgetextbooks.com/textbooks/9781315679594/

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAN000000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / General
LAN009000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General