- Teresa Almeida d’Eça
- Kent Andersen
- Michael Barlow
- Claire Bradin
- Graham Davies leading author of the web “nformation and Communication Technologies for Language Teachers” (ICT4LT)
- David Eastment
- Deborah Healey
- John Higgins
- Martin Holmes
- Debra Hoven
- Philip Hubbard An invitation to CALL. University of Standford
- Tim Johns
- The Colleagues Kenner (Roger Kenner & Dr. Sheryl Beller-Kenner)
- Andrew Lian
- Donna Mydlarski
- Isabel Pérez
- Joseph Rézeau
- Thomas Robb
- Vance Stevens
- Mark Warschauer
- Graham Davies’ favourite sites
EFL-teachers’ magazines and journals:
- Language Learning & Technology (Free access)
- CALL-EJ Online – CALL Electronic Journal (publication of JALT) (Now merged with On-CALL) (Free access)
- The IALLT Journal
- ReCALL – Journal of EUROCALL
- TESL-EJ Master Page
- Computer Assisted Language Learning – An International Journal
- System – An International Journal of Educational Technology and Applied Linguistics
- Apprentissage des Langues et Systèmes d’ Information et de Communication (ALSIC) The Internet
- TESOL CALL Interest Section Software List — Deborah Healey and Norman Johnson, Editors
- Athelstan Publications — Books and software
- Camsoft Educational Software
- DynEd International
- Encomium Publications — TOEFL Mentor
- Fairfield Language Technologies (Rosetta Stone )
- Half Baked Software – Hot Potatoes, Quandary, and other CALL software
- Nameless Software — Publishes NewReader , NewLexis, and other excellent software. Contact John McVicker at Nameless Software,5 Sunyside Drive, Athens, OH 45701-1919,Phone: 704-594-4609,E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- HyperCard Templates for Language Learning
- The Learning Company (Hyperglot)
- Oral Language Archive at Carnegie Mellon — Database of digitized sound; French, German, and Japanese currently available
- Revolution Templates for Language Learning
- Transparent Language — software for learning over 100 languages
- Virtual CALL Library — downloadable software for many languages
- Wida Software
- WinCALIS Learning and Authoring System
- World of Reading This is a comprehensive site where one can find almost all the software for learning languages you can find in the market
- Yamada Language Center Font Archive
Communities of Practice:
A good article with a comprehensive list of communities of practice for language teachers is the article written by E. Hanson-Smith, Communities of practice, which can be seen on-line at http://webpages.csus.edu/~hansonsm/CoP_Resources.html [last visited May, 2008].
We reproduce the list of the communities she mentions:
- Academic Writing [electronic group]. 2003, Dec 31. E. Hanson-Smith, Moderator. Available at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/academic_writing. Mainly a support group to provide email, exercises, writing activities, and resources to teachers and their classes.
- Australian Flexible Learning Framework [Website]. 2000; updated 4 Nov 2004. Accessed 5 Nov 2004 at http://www.flexiblelearning.net.au/. The original grant program ended in 2005, and AFLF now offers a mix of online, on-land, free, and fee-based programs.
- Dekita.org. 2005. Moderators: B. Dieu, A. Campbell, R. Amman. Available at http://dekita.org/.
Teachers using blogs share their students’ work with other teachers and students.
- Learning with Computers [Online community]. Moderators: G. Baya, et al. Available at http://groups.yahoo.com/group.learningwithcomputers.
Offers 6-8 week sessions focusing on topics in online teaching learning. Beginners are welcome. Community members contribute resources (see the archive at http://learningwithcomputers07.pbwiki.com/ for the 2007 sessions), and participate in TESOL CALL Interest Section’s Electronic Village Online.
- Learning Times [Online community]. Available at http://www.learningtimes.net.
Uses Elluminate, a voice and video conferencing system with many helpful features for presentation management; a number of thriving communities meet regularly.
- MERLOT: Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching. [Online community]. Available at http://www.merlot.org.
Resources contributed by members of the many discipline-wide “communities.” Sponsors online conferences and facilitates collaborations among members in the various disciplines.
- The Reading Matrix [Online journal]. 2003. Accessed 4 Nov 2004 at http://www.readingmatrix.com/.
Offers online tools, annual online conference, and opportunities to share comments about the journal’s contents.
- Real English Online. 2003. Moderators: E. Hanson-Smith and M. Marzio. Available at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Real_English_Online.
Provides self-help in-service for the many teachers around the world who use video and audio media on the Internet. Ongoing collaborations to produce exercises and activities with video. Many student members use resources and links independently. Members regularly participate in EVOVideo, a session of the TESOL CALL Interest Section’s annual Electronic Village Online.
- SANTEC: Educational Technology and eLearning for Development. [Website]. 2003; updated Sep 11, 2004. Accessed 5 Nov 2004 at http://www.santecnetwork.org.
E-list fosters collaborations in support of education and development in the sub-Saharan Africa region.
- Tapped In [Online community]. U.S. National Science Foundation, Sun Microsystems, and SRI International Center for Technology. Available at http://www.tappedin.org.
Offers virtual offices, text chat meeting spaces, and archiving for a wide range of educational communities, both K-12 and tertiary.
- Webheads in Action. 2001. Moderator: V. Stevens. Available at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/evonline2002_webheads.
ESL/EFL teachers provide peer mentoring and experimentation with new Internet technologies, particularly for communications and multimedia. Weekly online voice chats and occasional online “convergences” are offered.
- Webloggers. 2005. Moderators: A. Campbell, B. Dieu, and G. Stanley. Available at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/weblogging/.
The initial YG is now supported by the Blogstream Salon every Sunday at TI, and the group fosters the community blog at Dekita.org (2005), available at http://www.dekita.org.
Some teachers’ pages:
Other CALL resources:
- Claire Bradin Siskin, University of Pittsburgh Lots of useful tips and ideas about using technology in foreign language learning.
- Especial Educational Needs David Wilson’s excellent site contains much valuable information and links. Try his Bibliography of modern foreign languages and special educational needs
- ICT4LT A comprehensive site on ICT issues in the teaching and learning of modern foreign languages.
- Technology Tips of the Month, Oregon State University Tips on software, email, web searching and more.
- Canada HRSDC The Canadian Government Department of Human Resources and Skills Development provides this online guide to e-journals related to learning technology.
- Computer Assisted Language Learning @ CHORUS Software reviews, CALL demos and multimedia blogging
- CALL Resources, University of Wisconsin A resources portal with links to language-specific CALL resources.
- CALL Software Database, CALL@Hull An online database of CALL software for 16+ students, hosted by Fred Riley.