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3. Irati and Nuria - CALL and English as a foreign language

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  • 1. CALL AND ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE Nuria Arzoz Irati Berraondo
  • 2. CALL MATERIALS
      • Introduction:
          • Many CALL materials have been produced in the last ten-fifteen years
          • It seems that this production is not going to disminish.
          • Yet CALL has not really been absorbed into mainstream thinking, education and practice.
  • 3. CALL MATERIALS
      • Criticism:
          • In 1980s the quality of the software produced for teaching English was very low.
          • It was blamed to inexperience of language teacher-authors.
          • They may not know to use properly the medium.
  • 4. CALL MATERIALS
      • As a result:
          • Questions concerning to the most appropriate role of the teacher in CALL materials production have arisen.
          • Different points of view: English teachers involved or not?
  • 5. CALL MATERIALS - The answer to this question is that the efforts for the ambitious pioneering of language teachers, have been very important to develop the CALL.
  • 6. CALL MATERIALS
      • Evolution:
            • The 1980 were the most creative decade in CALL.
            • More recently, concerns have appeared to move away from the question of the role of language teacher in call materials development, though concerns are still expressed about the status of call.
  • 7. CALL MATERIALS
      • Why improve CALL: (Kohn)
            • Poor linguistic modelling.
            • Insuficient deployment of natural language processing techniques.
            • Emphasis on special-purpose rather than general-purpose technology.
            • Neglect of the human dimension of call.