Language Learning  Highway Using Technology to assist language learning. Presented by: John Jenkins ED 408 Educational Tec...
CALL  Highway 102 <ul><li>What is CALL? </li></ul><ul><li>CALL stands for  C omputer- A ssisted  L anguage  L earning. </l...
CALL  Exit Left <ul><li>Origins traced back to 1960 and since then has had a “symbiotic relationship between the developme...
Role of Teachers & students in CALL: <ul><li>Following the constructivist philosophy, teachers take on the “guide-by-the-s...
4 Language Learning Competencies include:
CALL can be used for… <ul><li>Vocabulary practice </li></ul><ul><li>Grammar lessons </li></ul><ul><li>Comprehension exerci...
Task #1: Vocabulary VOCAB Road  This Exit Examples of vocabulary and Grammar exercises <ul><li>Research indicates that stu...
Task #2: Comprehension Research also points out that offering Choices in the various types of glosses (multimedia interfac...
Examples of Reading (and writing) exercises: <ul><li>Online discussion boards </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>On...
<ul><li>As with all language learning tasks, authentic writing tasks from the internet, create high motivation for student...
Task #4: Pronunciation   Highway 107 <ul><li>Pronunciation is of course best taught using audio software. Ones with audio-...
Advantages of CALL <ul><li>Increases motivation. </li></ul><ul><li>Adapts learning to the student. </li></ul><ul><li>It is...
Problems and criticisms of CALL instruction: <ul><li>Cost  </li></ul><ul><li>Reluctance on part of teachers </li></ul><ul>...
Language Learning Site This EXIT Visit these other cool sites: <ul><li>Wordchamp </li></ul><ul><li>Englishbaby </li></ul><...
References: <ul><li>http://iteslj.org/Articles/Constantinescu-Vocabulary.html </li></ul><ul><li>www.ericdigest  (Interacti...
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Ed 480 Language Learning With Technology

  1. 1. Language Learning Highway Using Technology to assist language learning. Presented by: John Jenkins ED 408 Educational Technology Class
  2. 2. CALL Highway 102 <ul><li>What is CALL? </li></ul><ul><li>CALL stands for C omputer- A ssisted L anguage L earning. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  3. 3. CALL Exit Left <ul><li>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). </li></ul><ul><li>These include: drill programs and task-based activities </li></ul>
  4. 4. Role of Teachers & students in CALL: <ul><li>Following the constructivist philosophy, teachers take on the “guide-by-the-side” role as opposed to the “sage-on-the-stage” </li></ul><ul><li>Students have an active rather than a passive role in the learning process as they develop the 4 skills of language learning competency. </li></ul>
  5. 5. 4 Language Learning Competencies include:
  6. 6. CALL can be used for… <ul><li>Vocabulary practice </li></ul><ul><li>Grammar lessons </li></ul><ul><li>Comprehension exercises </li></ul><ul><li>Reading Tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Writing Tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Pronunciation tasks </li></ul>What other tasks can you think of that are important for Learning a new language?
  7. 7. Task #1: Vocabulary VOCAB Road This Exit Examples of vocabulary and Grammar exercises <ul><li>Research indicates that students using computer programs </li></ul><ul><li>to learn vocabulary words, outperformed the ones who read </li></ul><ul><li>the vocabulary in print form </li></ul><ul><li>Research also indicates that the more multimedia (audio,video, </li></ul><ul><li>graphics,animation, and interactivity) the higher the outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>in vocabulary acquisition 1 </li></ul>
  8. 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. 9. Examples of Reading (and writing) exercises: <ul><li>Online discussion boards </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Online journals </li></ul><ul><li>Scripts </li></ul><ul><li>WIKIs </li></ul><ul><li>Can you think of other authentic reading and writing tasks? </li></ul>Task #3: Reading & Writing
  10. 10. <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Click Here for a fun Web 2.0 writing tool demo for language learners </li></ul>Task #3 Continued
  11. 11. Task #4: Pronunciation Highway 107 <ul><li>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! </li></ul><ul><li>Pronunciation Park This Exit. </li></ul><ul><li>(Example website with audio features) </li></ul>
  12. 12. Advantages of CALL <ul><li>Increases motivation. </li></ul><ul><li>Adapts learning to the student. </li></ul><ul><li>It is authentic. </li></ul><ul><li>It increases critical thinking skills. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Problems and criticisms of CALL instruction: <ul><li>Cost </li></ul><ul><li>Reluctance on part of teachers </li></ul><ul><li>More difficult to evaluate </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of unified theoretical framework for designing and evaluating CALL </li></ul>
  14. 14. Language Learning Site This EXIT Visit these other cool sites: <ul><li>Wordchamp </li></ul><ul><li>Englishbaby </li></ul><ul><li>Esl-lab .com </li></ul><ul><li>Librivox .com </li></ul><ul><li>Esl-library .com </li></ul>
  15. 15. References: <ul><li>http://iteslj.org/Articles/Constantinescu-Vocabulary.html </li></ul><ul><li>www.ericdigest (Interactive Language Learning on the web). </li></ul><ul><li>http://iteslj.org/Articles/Singhal-Internet.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer-assisted_language_learning </li></ul><ul><li>www.cpr4esl.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.flashcardexchange.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.johnsesl.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.whitesmoke.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.wordchamp.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.englishbaby.com </li></ul>

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