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The spread of computer-assisted language learning
Language Teaching
  • Carol Chapelle, Iowa State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Version
Published Version
Publication Date
1-1-2010
DOI
10.1017/S0261444809005850
Abstract
This paper argues that the vertical spread of computer-assisted language learning (CALL), i.e., a spread throughout language materials and curricula, makes it difficult to draw a clear distinction between CALL and other language materials. In view of the emphasis that teachers, researchers, and administrators have placed on evaluating CALL, I argue that some valuable lessons about materials evaluation can be drawn from reflection on issues in CALL evaluation. In particular, I discuss the opportunities for professionals to reconsider assumptions held about comparative research, draw upon research perspectives and methods from applied linguistics in materials evaluation, and include critical perspectives which examine the opportunities that materials offer language learners to engage in language and culture learning.
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This article is from Language Teaching 43 (2010): 66, doi:10.1017/S0261444809005850. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner
Cambridge University Press
Language
en
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application/pdf
Citation Information
Carol Chapelle. "The spread of computer-assisted language learning" Language Teaching Vol. 43 Iss. 01 (2010) p. 66 - 74
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/carol_chapelle/1/