電腦輔助語言教學 

Computer Assisted Language Learning and Teaching

Instructor: Chi-Fen Emily Chen  陳其芬

Department of English

National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology, Taiwan


Course Introduction

課程簡介

Course Contents

課程內容

Interactive Exercises

互動練習

Online Dictionaries

線上字典

Web Resources

網路資源

Student Blogs

學生網誌

Student Projects

學生作品

Discussion Forum

線上討論區

Course Introduction

 

Course Objectives:

        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.

 

Course Description:

        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.

 

Recommended Texts:

Beatty, K. (2003). Teaching and researching computer-assisted language learning. New York: Longman.

Butler-Pascoe, M. E. & Wiburg, K. M. (2003). Technology and teaching English language learners.   Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon, Pearson Education.

Chapelle, C. A. (2003). English language learning and technology: Lectures on applied linguistics in the age of information and communication technology. Philadelphia: John Benjamins. 

Chapelle, C. A. (2001). Computer applications in second language acquisition. New York: Cambridge.

Ducate, L. & Arnold, N. (Eds.) (2006). Calling on CALL: From theory and research to new directions in foreign language teaching. San Marcos, TX: CALICO.

Egbert, J. & Hanson-Smith, E. (1999). CALL environment: Research, practice, and critical issues. Washington, DC: TESOL.

Levy, M. & Stockwell, G. (2006). CALL dimensions: Options and issues in computer-assisted language learning. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Meskill, C. (2002). Teaching and learning in real time: Media, technologies, and language acquisition. Houston, TX: Athelstan.

Warschauer, M. & Kern, R. (Eds.) (2000). Network-based language teaching: Concepts and practice. New York: Cambridge.

White, C. (2003). Language learning in distance education. New York: Cambridge University Press.

* Websites:

Information and Communications Technology for Language Teachers (ICT4LT). http://www.ict4lt.org/en/

 

Course Requirements:

  1. Attendance is obligatory. You have to ask for a leave in advance if you cannot be in class. Your grade will be affected by the number of your absences. You’ll lose 5 points of your final grade for each unapproved absence. Also, be punctual. You’ll lose 2 points each time if you’re over 5 minutes late for the class.

  2. You are required to complete assigned readings and exercises before coming to class. Be prepared for all class discussions and activities.

  3. Active participation in class work is a must. You are required to constantly work with your group members for all class discussions and activities.

  4. No late assignment is accepted. Turn in your assignments on time.

  5. Start planning your final CALL project with your group members as early as possible. See the preparation guide for your final project.