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Computers & Education

1994 Volume 23, Number 1

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Number of articles: 9

  1. Student Modelling for Second Language Acquisition

    Susan Bull

    Describes the student model of an intelligent computer-assisted language learning (CALL) system that is based on current theories in the field of second-language acquisition. Highlights include... More

    pp. 13-20

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  2. Using Corpora as a Resource in Language Teaching

    Eve Wilson

    Discusses the need to provide learner-directed computer-assisted language learning (CALL) for mature students to perfect their English. Topics addressed include expert procedural knowledge,... More

    pp. 41-51

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  3. Design Principles for Computer-Aided Vocabulary Learning

    Robin Goodfellow

    Presents six principles for the design of adaptive computer-assisted language learning (CALL) programs for vocabulary that incorporate a theory describing quality in the learning outcome and... More

    pp. 53-62

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  4. Lexical Resources in CALL

    C Zahner

    Discusses the design and implementation of lexicons in computer-assisted language learning (CALL). Topics addressed include the dictionary's role in the learner's acquisition of vocabulary as... More

    pp. 75-80

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  5. Concordancers in the Design and Implementation of Foreign Language Courses

    Loredana Polezzi

    Discusses an interdisciplinary approach to foreign language learning that is integrated with an academic/professional curriculum as opposed to a traditional beginner's course. The use of an... More

    pp. 89-96

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  6. Pronunciation Matters--An Experiment in Repurposing Videodiscs

    Douglas Jamieson

    Reports on the first stage of a British phonetic training project in foreign language learning that used a repurposed videodisc developed by using the editing capabilities of an authoring tool.... More

    pp. 117-24

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  7. Computers in Classroom Research

    Dieter Wolff

    Examines the use of computers in classroom research, particularly for second-language acquisition. Highlights include the research cycle; understanding second-language learning; the use of... More

    pp. 133-42

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  8. The Use of Pre-Test and Post-Test in CALL: A Case Study

    Francoise Blin & Diana Wilson

    Considers the use of pre- and posttest results as formative evaluation tools and describes a small group evaluation of computer-assisted language learning (CALL) courseware dealing with French for ... More

    pp. 143-50

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  9. In Defense of Drill and Practice in CALL: Reevaluation of Fundamental Strategies

    Wilfried Decoo

    Discusses some of the causes of critical attitudes toward drill and practice forms of computer-assisted language learning (CALL); considers the consequences of this attitude toward CALL; and... More

    pp. 151-58

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