Tag Archives: CALL

AUTHORING TOOLS: LANGUAGE (1)

The Centre for Language Applications and Research at the Michigan State University has developed a set of language authoring tools based on spearhead technologies for language learning.

CLEAR’s Rich Internet Applications is a research and development lab with free tools that language teachers can use to create online language teaching materials – or have their students create activities themselves! Once they have made them they have their own individual link to the activity which can be embedded easily into your own web lab.

Audio Dropboxes (put a dropbox in any web page; students’ recordings get put into your dropbox automatically)

Conversations (record prompts for students to do virtual interviews and conversations)

Mashups (combine media elements to create a new resource for language teaching)

Viewpoint (record or upload videos to link from other sites or embed inside your own web pages)

SMILE (tool for creating interactive online exercises)

MIMEA: Multimedia Interactive Modules for Education and Assessment (German, Chinese, Arabic, Vietnamese, Korean, Russian; online video clips and activities)

BROADCAST Podcasting for Language Teaching

WorldCALL conference

The major CALLing event this year will be the WorldCALL conference. WorldCALL is the worldwide professional association for teachers and educators interested in Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL).

The conference papers and presentations will follow the following threads:

EUROCALL ANNUAL CONFERENCE

The next Eurocall conference will take place in Hungary this year, between 3-6 September. The leading topic will be CALL: New competencies and social spaces. You can see the information about this annual event at http://www.asszisztencia.hu/eurocall/

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CALL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES

One of the most important events for teachers from all over the world is the Internet conference English Village On line sponsored by TESOL. It takes place every year in February. January is the month to register.

USEFUL BIBLIOGRAPHY ON CALL (Computer Assisted Language learning) and Internet for Language Teaching and Learning

This is an updated useful biblography of most outstanding books on Computer Assisted Language Learning:

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