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Explorations of Language Teaching and Learning with Computational Assistance

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Computer-based technologies can enhance language learning and help students embrace the complexities of an additional language. Due to rapid technological changes, innovative teaching approaches and strategies are necessary in order to successfully integrate new technologies within language teaching. Explorations of Language Teaching and Learning with Computational Assistance provides cutting-edge research which evaluates, improves, and applies effective pedagogy in the fields of computer-assisted language learning (CALL) and foreign language learning. It expands on the principles, theories, design, and implementation of computer-assisted language learning programs.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Associate Editors
    2. List of Reviewers
  5. Preface: Motivation in Using Computer Technology in Language Learning, Teaching and Research
    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. THE AIMS OF IJCALLT
    3. THE COLLECTION OF THIS BOOK
    4. FUTURE TRENDS OF THE COVERGAGE OF IJCALLT
  6. Section 1: CALL Literatures
    1. Chapter 1: Moving Forward
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. IS CALL EFFECTIVE?
      4. TRANSFER AND LIMITED TECHNOLOGY CONTEXTS IN TEACHER EDUCATION
      5. PEDAGOGICAL FRAMEWORKS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY AND BEYOND
      6. ENGAGING LEARNERS IN INDEPENDENT CALL
      7. FUN, COOL, PEDAGOGICALLY SOUND DEVELOPING TECHNOLOGIES
      8. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 2: The History of CALL
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. EARLY CALL AND STRUCTURAL LANGUAGE TEACHING
      4. ERA OF INNOVATIVE SECOND LANGUAGE METHODS WAITING FOR TECHNOLOGY VEHICLES
      5. THE ADVENT OF THE PERSONAL COMPUTER AND COMMUNICATIVE LANGUAGE TEACHING
      6. THE INTERNET AND TASK-BASED AND CONTENT-BASED TEACHING
      7. CONCLUSION: ASSEMBLING ALL THE MOVING PARTS IN A NEW INTEGRATIVE ERA
    3. Chapter 3: Normalisation Revisited
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. A THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK FOR NORMALISATION – SOCIOTECHNICAL CHANGE
      4. THE SINGLE AGENT FALLACY: THE INVENTION OR THE INVENTOR AS THE CAUSE OF CHANGE
      5. A NEO-VYGOTSKIAN PERSPECTIVE
      6. DRAWING ON A NEO-VYGOTSKIAN PERSPECTIVE IN ORDER TO UNDERSTAND NORMALISATION
      7. IMPLICATIONS FOR A THEORY OF NORMALISATION
      8. ELEMENTS OF EFFECTIVE EDUCATIONAL PRACTICE
      9. IMPLICATIONS FOR LANGUAGE EDUCATORS
      10. THE ROLE OF FORMAL AND ACTION RESEARCH
      11. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 4: A Review of CALL and L2 Reading
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. READING AND MULTIMEDIA PROCESSING
      4. RESEARCH AND PEDAGOGY OF HYPERGLOSSING
      5. CONCLUSION
  7. Section 2: Online Learning
    1. Chapter 5: Online Approaches to Learning Vocabulary
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. METHOD
      4. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
      5. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 6: Towards a More Naturalistic CALL
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. FIVE PHASES IN THE HISTORY OF CALL
      4. THE INTERNET AND NATURALISTIC CALL
      5. MULTILINGUAL VIDEO-GAMING
      6. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 7: The Nature of ‘Talk’ in Synchronous Computer-Mediated Communication in a Vietnamese Tertiary EFL Context
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. METHOD
      4. RESULTS
      5. DISCUSSION
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. APPENDIX A.
      8. APPENDIX B.
    4. Chapter 8: An Exploratory Study of the Effects of Extended Online Thematic Listening Tasks on the Development of Listening Comprehension
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. METHOD
      4. RESULTS
      5. DISCUSSION
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. APPENDIX A.
      8. APPENDIX B.
      9. APPENDIX C.
    5. Chapter 9: Online Interaction Between On-Campus and Distance Students
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE STUDY
      4. RESULTS
      5. DISCUSSION
      6. CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 10: Developing Intercultural Awareness and Language Speaking Proficiency for Foreign Language Learners through Cross–Cultural Voicemail Exchange
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. RATIONALE FOR THE DESIGN OF THE PROJECT
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. RESULTS
      6. CONCLUSION
  8. Section 3: Web 2.0 Technologies
    1. Chapter 11: How Wiki-Based Writing Influences College Students’ Collaborative and Individual Composing Products, Processes, and Learners’ Perceptions
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
      5. CONCLUSION AND IMPLICATIONS
      6. APPENDIX A
      7. APPENDIX B
      8. APPENDIX C
    2. Chapter 12: Integrating Online Tools to Motivate Young English Language Learners to Practice English Outside the Classroom
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. MOTIVATION FOR THE STUDY
      4. EVALUATING THE WEBSITE
      5. METHOD
      6. DISCUSSION
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. APPENDIX A. ENGLISH STORY TIME WIKI PAGE LINKS
      9. APPENDIX B. FINGER PLAYS AND ENGLISH SONGS EXAMPLE PAGE IN THE WIKI
      10. APPENDIX C. VIDEO TUTORIAL FOR PARENTS
      11. APPENDIX D. EXAMPLE OF A WEEKLY EDUCATIONAL TASK ON THE WIKI
    3. Chapter 13: ESAP Students’ Perceptions of Skills Learning in Computer-Mediated Intercultural Collaboration
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. EXCHANGE CONTEXT
      5. RESEARCH FINDINGS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. APPENDIX A. ANONYMOUS ONLINE SURVEY
      8. APPENDIX B. THEMES EMERGING FROM THE INITIAL DATA (ANONYMOUS ONLINE SURVEY, IN-CLASS FEEDBACK, STUDENTS’ POSTINGS IN THE WIKI FORUM)
      9. APPENDIX C. INTERVIEW AGENDA AND TOPIC RANGE
    4. Chapter 14: Interactive Learning Between Chinese Students Learning English and English Students Learning Chinese on the Platform of Wiki
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. THE STUDY
      5. RESULTS
      6. DISCUSSION
      7. CONCLUSION
  9. Section 4: Teacher Education
    1. Chapter 15: Integrating Technology on Initial Training Courses
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE SURVEY
      4. RESPONDENT PROFILE
      5. RESULTS
      6. DISCUSSION
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. APPENDIX A
      9. APPENDIX B
    2. Chapter 16: Teachers Acquisition of CALL Expertise
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. METHODOLOGY
      4. LIMITATIONS AND FURTHER RESEARCH
    3. Chapter 17: “You're a Winner”
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. IMPLICATIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. APPENDIX A.
  10. Section 5: Courseware Design
    1. Chapter 18: Teaching Students to Use Text-Profilers
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ISSUES RELATED TO EAP
      4. RESEARCH BASIS
      5. WHY ANOTHER TEXT-PROFILER?
      6. FEATURES OF THE RARE TEXT-PROFILER
      7. PEDAGOGICAL IMPLICATIONS
      8. FUTURE DIRECTIONS
      9. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 19: Developing Business CAT Teaching System and Course for Chinese Universities
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCEPTULIZING BUSINESS CAT COURSE
      4. THE DEVELOPMENT OF BUSINESS CAT TEACHING SYSTEM
      5. BUILDING OF BUSINESS ENGLISH-CHINESE PARALLEL CORPUS
      6. CONCLUSION
  11. Section 6: Mobile Learning
    1. Chapter 20: Do Students Wish to 'Go Mobile'?
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. REVIEW OF LITERATURE
      4. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
      5. RESULTS AND FINDINGS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. CONCLUSIONS DERIVED FROM THE FINDINGS
      8. IMPLICATIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
  12. Compilation of References
  13. About the Contributors