AUTHOR:

David Ashworth
University of Hawaii
Jan Stelovsky
University of Hawaii

LINK:

https://calico.org/html/article_410.pdf

Abstract:
Kanji City explores some of the possibilities for design of language instructional materials in hypermedia format. It takes advantage of HyperCard’s potential to integrate text with digitized and synthesized sound, interactive graphics and animation. Furthermore, the application demonstrates how hypermedia can support inductive learning through trial-and-error exploration of a simulation of real-life environment, and promote contextualization of language and language use. Kanji City serves as an umbrella for a host of related language learning programs. Several of these modules exemplify the concept of presentation shells that are not restricted to teaching Japanese, but can be filled with contents from a wide range of subjects.

KEYWORDS: hypermedia, contextualization, kanji, electronic environment, reading proficiency, InterAgency Language Round Table (ILRT), inductive learning, simulation, HyperCard, presentation shell

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AUTHOR:  Gerard M. Dalgish

LINKhttps://calico.org/html/article_328.pdf

Abstract:
The field of African language CALL is expanding rapidly as part of the general trend toward foreign language CALL. Yet the assumptions and needs of the learner in such instruction are quite different from that of the more commonly taught languages. African language instruction may not always be classroom-oriented: texts are seldom available for most of the uncommonly taught languages, and a native speaker as consultant1 may or may not have training in foreign language instruction. These factors have led to the need for self-standing, computer-driven instruction for these languages. This paper will discuss some assumptions regarding generative-based African language CALL, with references to Bantu languages and to one particular language (the OluTsootso dialect of Luyai, a language of Kenya), and describe elements of a computer program that produces superficial forms from underlying forms of that language. The paper will close with a discussion of some of the differences between computer characterizations of certain phonological phenomena and the generative linguist’s description of such phenomena.

KEYWORDS: Bantu, BASIC, generative phonology, Kenya, OluTsooto

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INTRODUCTION

As the age of computer-assisted and adaptive language learning become real concerns of the modern language teacher, it has become necessary to investigate the ways in which the computer can enhance existing teaching methods to improve the overall quality of language instruction. Many researchers have attempted to add their own electronic components to their favorite exercises.
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Reasons for using the Internet in English classes

I had two main motivations for starting to use the Internet in my English classes. First, I wanted students to be exposed to a wider range of English than they usually encounter in their daily lives in Japan; in particular, I hoped to find native speaking e-mail penpals for them. Second, I wanted to encourage students to use English for pleasure outside of class, and thought if I taught them the basics of e-mail and “netsurfing,” they would be likely to continue these activities during their free-time. When I actually tried using the Internet in the classroom, these expectations were fulfilled, and I also discovered many other good reasons for doing such projects.
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Vocabulary plays an important part in second language acquisition and academic achievement.  This paper will present several possibilities to enhance vocabulary acquisition and reading comprehension with the help of technology.

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In the beginning, they just wanted a toy. Nowadays, you expect interaction, information, and innovation. People are a lot more Web savvy, and they know what they like.
Web author Richard Turner


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In this article, we would like to share some quick tips for the Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) Laboratory. If you are a beginner, these tips will help you to get started more quickly. Even if you have been using CALL for some time, you may find some useful suggestions.
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