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Computer-assisted foreign language teaching and learning; technological advances.


Computer-assisted foreign language teaching and learning; technological advances.

Ed. by Bin Zou, Minjie Xing, Catherine H. Xiang, Yuping Wang and Mingyu Sun .

Information Science Reference


336 pages




To help foreign language teachers gain teaching skills, Zou (English, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool U., China) et al. bring together researchers in linguistics, language, computers, instructional technology, and other areas from Asia, Europe, Australia, and the US for 16 chapters on computer-assisted foreign language learning. They review computer-assisted language learning theories, technologies, and trends; collaborative learning topics, including the design of online assessments, practicing language interaction through social networking sites, and a business English teaching context; aspects of teachers and learners, such as learner autonomy, the use of Facebook, learner engagement, student perceptions of using new technologies, and the use of a virtual learning environment; and course design, including developing an online Chinese program, designing language learning software, a training program for the perceptual skills of adult learners of English, technologies to enhance student engagement in independent learning and lifelong learning skills, and computer-assisted pronunciation training assessment programs.

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Date:Feb 1, 2013
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