Using Technology to Assist
Technology can be used as:
An instructional tool in the classroom
A delivery system for learner instruction
As instructional content itself
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Technology offers a variety of ways for
children to weave together words and
When used appropriately, it can.
• Develop further all four skills
• Enable students to become more effective and confident
• Raise the standards of students achievements
• Individualize learning, appropriate level and speed.
• Develop independent learning
• Provide opportunities for real communication/real language use/
• Specific programs provides support for children with dyslexia
and other learning difficulties
Computers, data projectors, and the internet
Vast amount of internet websites
Handhelds and Cell phones
C: Computer It is a form of computer-based
learning which carries two important
A: Assisted features: bidirectional learning and
individualized learning. It is not a
L: Language method. The focus of CALL is
learning, and not teaching.
CALL, What is it for?
Call is not a method
Its materials are tools for learning
The main focus of CALL is learning, and not teaching. Its
materials are used in teaching to facilitate the language
It is a student-centered learning material that promotes self-
How is it
CALL is a tool that helps teachers to facilitate
language learning process. It can be used to
reinforce what has been learned in the
classrooms, and can also be used as remedial to
help learners with limited language proficiency.
What can we do with CALL?
Peer editing of compositions
Reinforcement of classroom material
Games and simulations
Blogging and Podcasts
Authentic language learning opportunities
3 Suggestions for effective use of the web
for online learning
Provide access to rich sources of
Encourage meaningful interaction with
Bring people together to
challenge, support, or respond to each other.
Online Language Sources and tools..
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All in All…
There are many ways that
technology can help assist in
language learning. There are many
web sites that are made available to
be utilized be teachers and students
to help with listening, grammar,
vocabulary and reading,
pronunciation and speaking, and
writing. They are all just one click
away and they great thing is they
can be used by anyone at any time.