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1st Edition

International Perspectives on Computer-Assisted Language Learning

ISBN 9781138810556
Published July 3, 2014 by Routledge
354 Pages 42 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

As technological innovation continues to affect language pedagogy, there is an increasing demand for information, exemplars, analysis and guidance. This edited volume focuses on international perspectives in Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) in all of its forms, including Technology Enhanced Language Learning, Network-Based Language Learning, Information and Communication Technologies for Language Learning.

Table of Contents

List of Figures.  List of Tables.  Preface.  Introduction.  Section 1: New Technologies, New Pedagogies  1. Blogging, Collaborative Writing and Multimodal Literacy in an EFL Context  Hsien-Chin Liou  2. Podcasting in Foreign Language Learning: Insights for Podcast Design from a Developmental Research Project  Wai Meng Chan, Ing Ru Chen and Martin G. Döpel  3. Mobile Technologies and Language Learning in Japan: Learn Anywhere, Anytime  Midori Kimura, Hiroyuki Obari and Yoshiko Goda  4. EFL Students’ Metalinguistic Awareness in E-Mail Tandem  Akihiko Sasaki and Osamu Takeuchi  5. Facilitating Collaborative Language Learning in a Multicultural Distance Class over Broadband Networks: Learner Awareness to Cross-Cultural Understanding  Yuri Nishihori  Section 2: Developing Language Skills through Technology  6. Improving Pronunciation by Accent Reduction and Text-to-Speech Software  Ferit Kılıçkaya  7. Using Computer Keystroke Recording Software to Analyse Patterns of Revision in English Language Schools  Erifili Roubou  8. Modeling Language Learners’ Knowledge: What Information Can Be Inferred  =From Learners’ Free Written Texts?  Sylvie Thouësny and Françoise Blin  9. Automatic Online Writing Support for L2 Learners of German Through Output Monitoring by a Natural-Language Paraphrase Generator  Karin Harbusch and Gerard Kempen  10. EFL Acquisition of English Causative Alternation with Integrated Concordances  Yuxia Wang and Suen Caesar Lun  Section 3: Materials Design & Development  11. Blended Learning, Empowerment, and World Languages in Higher Education: The Flexi-Pack Project for ‘Languages of the Wider World’  Nathalie Ticheler and Itesh Sachdev  12. Intermediate Online English: An Example of Self-Access Courseware Development  Ana Gimeno-Sanz  13. Integration of Technology for Effective Learning, Teaching and Assessment  Debbie Corder and Alice U  14. The E-Job 100 Project: CALL for Increasing Motivation for Learning English  Akiyoshi Suzuki and Teresa Kuwamura  Section 4: Learner Training  15. Pervasive CALL Learner Training for Improving Listening Proficiency  Kenneth Romeo and Philip Hubbard  16. Guiding the E-Learner in Foreign Language and Communication Courses  Maija Tammelin, Berit Peltonen and Pasi Puranen  Section 5: Teacher Education  17. The Use of ICTs in Foreign Language Teaching: The Challenges of a Teachers’ Education Program  Carla Barsotti and Claudia Martins  18. ‘We Argentines Are Not as Other People’: Collaborative Learning Online in an Underserved Country  Marie-Noëlle Lamy  19. Electronic Portfolios in a BA CALL Course: Supporting Reflective And Autonomous Learning  Salomi Papadima-Sophocleous  20. Voices from EFL Teachers: A Quantitative Investigation of Teachers’ Use of CALL  Seijiro Sumi

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Mike Levy is Professor in the School of Languages & Comparative Cultural Studies at the University of Queensland.

Françoise Blin is Associate Dean for Learning Innovation at Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Translation and Textual Studies at Dublin City University.

Claire Bradin Siskin directs the English as a Second Language Writing Online Workshop at Excelsior College in Albany, New York.

Osamu Takeuchi is Professor of Applied Linguistics/Educational Technology at the Graduate School/Institute of Foreign Language Education and Research at Kansai University.