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Computer Assisted Language Learning

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Cecilia Jeon

on 18 March 2015

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Transcript of Computer Assisted Language Learning

What is "C.A.L.L?"
Incorporating into the 4 skills: *face2face*
Pros and Cons of C.A.L.L
Pros of CALL:

-Authentic materials can be used for language learning and teaching (direct communicative skills)

Individual differences (language ability, motivation and attitudes):
CALL introduces a new format of learning and teaching
- Caters to the diverse learning styles of our learners
- Stimulate learner interest, attention and motivation

Cooperative Learning:
-Farhan, A., & Seileek, A. (2007) Cooperative vs. Individual Learning of Oral Skills in a CALL Environment

Learning Environment:
-Integration of a variety of multimedia
-No limitations in terms of different time zones and places

Feedback and progress record:
-Obraic, M., Obraic, N., & Konakli, Z. (2014) The Development of IT Supported Language Learning

Skill-building for real-life through computer use

- Smart phones/apps/podcasts
*ex: learning English through "Ted"


Speaking & Listening
Computer Assisted Language Learning
Created by: Minji, Jaeyoon, and Yunjeong
Owl at Purdue: (for older/advanced learners)


for children

Reading & Writing
Assessment Tools
against the article:
- too general/broad
- lukewarm
- need to be updated (2005) (10 years behind)
- wish there was more concentrated/in-depth explanation in the different fields of study

Things that we did
in the article:
- easy to understand the basic concepts of the world of CALL
- felt that the article provided a
good foundation
to develop our research upon. (all that was in the abstract was explained...so fair and square)
Opinions & Overview
earning embraces a wide range of approaches to teaching and learning of foreign languages through the usage of

interactive scripts can be used as additional learning tools (TOEFL/TOEIC/GRE/Business and many other fields of study)

- e-books/app stores for ebook downloads/ CNN/NYtimes/The Economist/Business Insider/Forbes etc...
*how do you learn/teach to read online?
Supporter of learner
, it moved from traditional forms of classroom teaching and revolutionized the ways of learning and teaching took place in the classroom.
Best part of CALL?: SO. MANY. OPTIONS to choose from.
Paid programs
/Royalty free programs
- caters to learners starting from beginner to advanced levels of English.
- provides over 80 hours of core teaching material (learners)
- "Each lesson is easily teachable off the page with minimal preparation" (teachers)
Key features:
- A free interactive CD-ROM "encourages learner autonomy"
- consists of writing sections to help students in areas of spelling,
punctuation and text organization.
- Involves "Real World' lessons that encourages and teaches students to
"react personally to authentic reading and listening materials"
in order to build confidence for authentic speaking environments.
- and many other goodness :)

Assessment tools
were found via the website:
Computer-Based Testing:
-TOEIC Speaking
-NEAT(National English Ability Test )
-Cambridge English exams
Lee, K.W. (2000). English teachers‘ barriers to the use of computer assisted language learning, The Internet TESL Journal.
Cons of CALL:

- Financial burden to some

- Exclusivity of some programs needing specific software or additional equipments in order to function.

- Acquirement of facility/labs as well as specialists*

-Keeping routine updates

- Dealing with sensitive copyright issues

- Difficult to be used consistently (esp. in a class setting)

- Whether the instructor has adequate skills in the world of technology
Farhan, A., & Seileek, A. (2007). Cooperative vs. Individual Learning of Oral Skills in a CALL Environment.Computer Assisted Language Learning,20(5), 493-514.
Obraic, M., Obraic, N., & Konakli, Z. (2014). The Development of IT Supported Language Learning. International Journal of Learning & Development,4(3).
Overall impression of the article: an easy- informative read :)
Cunningham, Gillie, Jan Bell, and Chris Redston. Face2face: Advanced Student's Book. The Edinburgh Building: Cambridge UP, 2009. Print.
CALL usage is not limited to only pc/CD-ROM use:
Utilize CALL for summative or formative assessments

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