[EDLING:834] Release: CALL Essentials: Principles and Practice in CALL Classrooms

Francis M Hult fmhult at DOLPHIN.UPENN.EDU
Fri May 20 20:21:24 UTC 2005


CALL Essentials: Principles and Practice in CALL Classrooms

Computers and the Internet offer innovative teachers exciting ways to enhance their pedagogy and capture their
students’ attention. These technologies have created a growing field of inquiry, computer-assisted language learning
(CALL). As new technologies have emerged, teaching professionals have adapted them to support teachers and learners in
the classroom. In CALL Essentials, seasoned practitioner Joy Egbert offers useful advice for teachers who want to
integrate technology with their teaching. She begins not with computers, however, but with the classroom conditions
that foster effective language learning. Taking these conditions as a foundation for effective pedagogy, she shows
teachers how to use technology to create "a whole learning environment" with their students.

Written for working teachers in an accessible, down-to-earth style
Describes pedagogically sound activities using software, Web sites, and Internet-based resources
Includes suggestions and advice from other teachers using technology in their classrooms
Ideas and principles are easily applicable to teaching other languages and mainstream content
Provides an extensive, up-to-date list of print, software, and Internet resources

Author: Joy Egbert

Table of Contents



Chapter 1. Introduction: Principles of CALL

Chapter 2. Developing and Practicing Reading and Writing Skills

Chapter 3. Developing and Practicing Listening and Speaking Skills

Chapter 4. Communication and Collaboration

Chapter 5. Creativity and Production

Chapter 6. Inquiry and Problem-Solving

Chapter 7. Content-Based Instruction

Chapter 8. Assessment

Chapter 9. Limitations, Caveats, and Challenges

Chapter 10. Teacher Development

Chapter 11. Conclusion: My Favorite CALL Thing




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