CALL is not a method. It is a tool that helps teachers to facilitate language learning process. CALL can be used to reinforce what has been learned.
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CALL is not a method. It is a tool that helps teachers to facilitate language learning process. CALL can be used to reinforce what has been learned in the classrooms. It can also be used as remedial to help learners with limited language proficiency.
CALL can be made independent of the Internet. It can stand alone for example in a CDROM format. Depending on its design and objectives, it may include a substantial interactive element especially when CALL is integrated in web- based format
Behavioristic CALL: 1960s language laboratories with cassette players and headphones. Drill labs. Communicative CALL : It usually taught skills such as reading and listening in a restricted way, even if not in a drill fashion. Integrative CALL (Multimedia and the Internet): starting from the 1990s, tries to address these criticisms by integrating the teaching of language skills into tasks or projects multimedia technology (providing text, graphics, sound and animation)
Self access language learning centres In self-access learning, the focus is on developing learner autonomy through varying degrees of self-directed learning by using CALL.
Motivation. Adapting learning to the student: on their time at their own pace and level. Authenticity: The opportunity to interact in one or more of the four skills (reading, writing, listening, speaking) by using or producing texts meant for an audience in the target language, not the classroom. With real communication acts, rather than teacher-contrived ones. Critical thinking skills: more active processing resulting in higher-order thinking skills and better recall.
The first is the limitations of the technology itself: ability to use it and availability in the institution. Cost. Availability of technological resources such as the Internet Teacher training: lack of trained teachers, and the need for adopting new teacher roles to guide students.
In addition, there are many online websites supporting language learning. A teacher may guide the students to the best websites to practice and improve their language: http://www.1-language.com http://a4esl.org/ http://www.agendaweb.org/ http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/in dex.sht http://www.eslcafe.com http://eleaston.com http://www.smic.be/ http://www.englishbanana.com/ http://www.englishclub.com/support/sitemap.htm
The Hot Potatoes is a program available on line for teachers to use in their teaching: It includes six applications, enabling you to create interactive multiple-choice, short- answer, jumbled-sentence, crossword, matching/ordering and gap-fill exercises for the World Wide Web. Hot Potatoes is freeware, meaning it is free for download and you may use it for any purpose or project you like.
Blogs, wikis and RSS are often held up as exemplary manifestations of Web 2.0. A reader of a blog or a wiki is provided with tools to add a comment or even, in the case of the wiki, to edit the content. This is what we call the Read/Write web.
The term "Web 2.0" is commonly associated with web applications that facilitate interactive information-sharing, on the World Wide Web. A Web 2.0 site allows its users to interact with each other as contributors to the website's content
It is an interactive web system that links the teacher, the institution, and the students online. The institution (university, school …) is responsible for providing teachers and students with this system and managing it. The courses are laid out on line with unlimited possibilities of quizzes, schedules, exercises, announcements, discussion boards,….. Teachers and students communicate more effectively. Enhances learner independence.