Language, Learning & Technology

A professional publication covering the use of technology in language teaching and learning. Features issues related to language learning and language teaching integrated with the use of technologies.

Articles from Vol. 7, No. 1, January

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum: Electronic Discussion and Foreign Language Learning (1)
ABSTRACT Amongst the opportunities for cross-cultural contact created by the burgeoning use of the Internet are those provided by electronic discussion lists. This study looks at what happens when language students venture out of the classroom (virtual...
Collaborative E-Mail Exchange for Teaching Secondary ESL: A Case Study in Hong Kong
ABSTRACT This article presents data from a qualitative case study examining secondary ESL students' attitudes toward and perceptions of a collaborative e-mail exchange between a Form 4 (10th grade) ESL class in Hong Kong and an 11th grade English...
Crossing Boundaries: Multimedia Technology and Pedagogical Innovation in a High School Class
ABSTRACT Although much has been written on computer technology and its potential for changing pedagogical practice, relatively little attention has been given as to how teachers' conceptualizations of teaching and other contextual factors relate...
Designing Task-Based Call to Promote Interaction: En Busca De Esmeraldas
ABSTRACT Developing effective language teaching materials based on second language acquisition principles is a priority which needs to be addressed in all language teaching areas. The field of computer-assisted language learning (CALL) is no exception....
E-Books and the Tablet PC
Recently introduced computer hardware, the Tablet PC, has sparked renewed interest in electronic texts or e-books, as they are most commonly called. This new hybrid of laptop computer and PDA (personal digital assistant), which features a writing tablet...
Foreign Language Study and the Brain
Many foreign language teachers wishing to keep up with current ideas for improving their teaching based on research findings may not be able to attend professional conferences as often as they might wish. Web-based presentations may be a possible alternative...
From the Editors
Welcome to the 7th volume of Language Learning & Technology! We are pleased to bring you four articles examining CALL tasks and programs, two in secondary schools and two in universities. In "Crossing Boundaries: Multimedia Technology and Pedagogical...
Internet Audio Communication for Second Language Learning: A Comparative Review of Six Programs
ABSTRACT A vast and largely untapped resource for second language learners has recently become available: native speakers of languages being learned who have access to the Internet. To explore the potential of this new resource for second language...
News from Sponsoring Organizations
Sponsors University of Hawai'i National Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC) Michigan State University Center for Language Education and Research (CLEAR) Co-Sponsors Apprentissage des Langues et Systemes d'Information et de Communication...
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