Computer Assisted Language Learning and Teaching
Department of English
National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
This course is designed to help students to 1) understand how computer technology can be integrated into language learning and teaching, 2) critically evaluate language learning software and websites, 3) develop expertise on using technology to teach and learn language skills, and 4) design and produce simple computer assisted language learning programs and activities.
This course provides students with a fundamental understanding of the principles underlying the use of computer technology in language learning and teaching as well as hands-on activities of designing and producing computer assisted language learning (CALL) programs and materials. The topics include computer and Internet basics, principles of computer assisted language learning, CALL software and website evaluation, using technology to teach/learn listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, web-based CALL activities, using computer-mediated communication in language learning and teaching, and designing and creating CALL activities and programs.
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