Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
  • Like
Ed 480 Language Learning With Technology
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.

×

Now you can save presentations on your phone or tablet

Available for both IPhone and Android

Text the download link to your phone

Standard text messaging rates apply

Ed 480 Language Learning With Technology

  • 1,089 views
Published

 

Published in Technology , Education
  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Be the first to comment
    Be the first to like this
No Downloads

Views

Total Views
1,089
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
1

Actions

Shares
Downloads
32
Comments
0
Likes
0

Embeds 0

No embeds

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
    No notes for slide

Transcript

  • 1. Language Learning Highway Using Technology to assist language learning. Presented by: John Jenkins ED 408 Educational Technology Class
  • 2. CALL Highway 102
    • What is CALL?
    • CALL stands for C omputer- A ssisted L anguage L earning.
    • An approach to teaching and learning foreign languages where the computer and computer-based software are used to present, reinforce and assess material to be learned.
  • 3. CALL Exit Left
    • Origins traced back to 1960 and since then has had a “symbiotic relationship between the development of technology and pedagogy.” World-wide web launched in 1993 to the general public, opened up new possibilities in CALL including online versions of software to computer-mediated communication (and now to Web 2.0 interactive applications).
    • These include: drill programs and task-based activities
  • 4. Role of Teachers & students in CALL:
    • Following the constructivist philosophy, teachers take on the “guide-by-the-side” role as opposed to the “sage-on-the-stage”
    • Students have an active rather than a passive role in the learning process as they develop the 4 skills of language learning competency.
  • 5. 4 Language Learning Competencies include:
  • 6. CALL can be used for…
    • Vocabulary practice
    • Grammar lessons
    • Comprehension exercises
    • Reading Tasks
    • Writing Tasks
    • Pronunciation tasks
    What other tasks can you think of that are important for Learning a new language?
  • 7. Task #1: Vocabulary VOCAB Road This Exit Examples of vocabulary and Grammar exercises
    • Research indicates that students using computer programs
    • to learn vocabulary words, outperformed the ones who read
    • the vocabulary in print form
    • Research also indicates that the more multimedia (audio,video,
    • graphics,animation, and interactivity) the higher the outcomes
    • in vocabulary acquisition 1
  • 8. Task #2: Comprehension Research also points out that offering Choices in the various types of glosses (multimedia interfaces)-- “better develop vocabularies, greater background knowledge and other reading comprehension strategies.” Comprehension Highway Exit Here (An example of a listening comprehension site)
  • 9. Examples of Reading (and writing) exercises:
    • Online discussion boards
    • Blogs
    • Online journals
    • Scripts
    • WIKIs
    • Can you think of other authentic reading and writing tasks?
    Task #3: Reading & Writing
  • 10.
    • As with all language learning tasks, authentic writing tasks from the internet, create high motivation for students to learn how to write in their target language.
    • Click Here for a fun Web 2.0 writing tool demo for language learners
    Task #3 Continued
  • 11. Task #4: Pronunciation Highway 107
    • Pronunciation is of course best taught using audio software. Ones with audio-recording features are even better (but most require download fee). Language learning websites which include audio examples of pronunciation are of course the BEST!
    • Pronunciation Park This Exit.
    • (Example website with audio features)
  • 12. Advantages of CALL
    • Increases motivation.
    • Adapts learning to the student.
    • It is authentic.
    • It increases critical thinking skills.
  • 13. Problems and criticisms of CALL instruction:
    • Cost
    • Reluctance on part of teachers
    • More difficult to evaluate
    • Lack of unified theoretical framework for designing and evaluating CALL
  • 14. Language Learning Site This EXIT Visit these other cool sites:
    • Wordchamp
    • Englishbaby
    • Esl-lab .com
    • Librivox .com
    • Esl-library .com
  • 15. References:
    • http://iteslj.org/Articles/Constantinescu-Vocabulary.html
    • www.ericdigest (Interactive Language Learning on the web).
    • http://iteslj.org/Articles/Singhal-Internet.html
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer-assisted_language_learning
    • www.cpr4esl.com
    • www.flashcardexchange.com
    • www.johnsesl.com
    • www.whitesmoke.com
    • www.wordchamp.com
    • www.englishbaby.com