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Title: Computer Assisted Language Learning: How Can It Assist Us?
Contributor(s): Tasker, Isabel  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 1991
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Abstract: This paper is written from the perspective of a teacher of Chinese language, interested in computer assisted language learning but sometimes frustrated that materials for character based languages have tended to be few and expensive. The use of CALL in Chinese language teaching is in its infancy, but we can turn this situation to our advantage, by learning from and building on the experience gained in other languages. This process would involve a review of our goals and motives for using CALL; a survey of the range of possible uses of CALL, to help us decide which ones may be appropriate to our needs or suitable for our particular situation; andan examination of the practical and educational factors which will affect our approach and our decision-making. Such an exercise may also be helpful in assessing the possibilities for introducing CALL in contexts and cultures where it is currently little used. This paper offers preliminary thoughts on some of these issues, and illustrates them with reference to an ongoing project to develop CALL materials for a distance learning course in Chinese.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Details: International Conference on 'Language Education: Interaction and Development', Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 30th March - 1st April, 1991
Source of Publication: Language Education: Interaction and Development [Giao Duc Ngon Ngu: Hop Tac Va Phat Trien] Proceedings of the International Conference, p. 239-250
Publisher: University of Tasmania
Place of Publication: Launceston, Australia
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 130207 LOTE, ESL and TESOL Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Maori)
200401 Applied Linguistics and Educational Linguistics
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 950201 Communication Across Languages and Culture
930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
HERDC Category Description: E2 Non-Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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