3. Irati and Nuria - CALL and English as a foreign language
CALL AND ENGLISH AS A
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.
In 1980s the quality of the software
produced for teaching English was
It was blamed to inexperience of
They may not know to use properly
• As a result:
Questions concerning to the most
appropriate role of the teacher in
CALL materials production have
Different points of view: English
teachers involved or not?
- The answer to this question is that the efforts
for the ambitious pioneering
of language teachers, have been very important
to develop the CALL.
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
• 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