CALL, Culture and the Language Curriculum by Licia CalviCALL, Culture and the Language Curriculum by Licia Calvi

CALL, Culture and the Language Curriculum

byLicia CalviEditorWalter Geerts

Paperback | January 28, 1998

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A consensus seems to exist on the following. In foreign language acquisition methodology sound methods and efficient tools have been developed until now in order to allow the learner to master and put into practice grammar, basic vocabulary and frequent communicative rules. Within this area Computer­ Assisted Language Learning (CALL) has become an indispensable partner, often leading the game. Beyond these borders, however, methodology as a whole becomes more blurred. Rules seem to vanish, variation and specialisation increase. Intuitive and ad hoc approaches seem to take the lead on formally established methods. The reasons for this are obvious: how to control the enormous, ever changing and expanding set of data, links and encyclopedic information that we associate with a richly developed human language? In front of this overwhelming opponent the search for method often surrenders. This is the point where CALL could offer foreign language learning the opportunity to make another jump forward. Information technology is capable of handling and streamlining huge and complex amounts of information. But this is also the point where language crosses the border of the purely linguistic fact, and where language learning has to come to terms with what we would call "cultural" issues.
Title:CALL, Culture and the Language CurriculumFormat:PaperbackDimensions:163 pagesPublished:January 28, 1998Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/Trade

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Table of Contents

Invited contributions.- Keith Cameron: "C.A.L.L., Culture and the Language Curriculum: An Important Issue?".- Nina Garrett: "Rubrics for Teaching Culture. Implications for CALL".- CALL and the Study of Culture.- Ronald Soetaert and Rob Van Kranenburg: "Cultural Studies in Language Teaching. Culture and Language in a Network".- Marie J. Myers: "Facilitating Socio-centered Learning with Possible Computer Applications".- The Language Tutor.- Patrick Boylan and Alessandro Micarelli: "Learning Languages as "Culture" with CALL".- Antonio Borraccino: "Feedback on Steroids".- Tandem Learning.- Tim Lewis and Ursula Stickler: "Intercultural Learning on the Internet. Some Uses of Networked Computing in Preparing for Study Abroad".- Elke St. John: "Teaching, Typing, Talking. Two Case Studies".- CALL: Case Studies on Phonology and Linguistics.- Anne King and Rob Procter: "'Click and Listen': A Case Study of the Development of a CALL Package".- Chris Gledhill: "Learning a 'Genre' as Opposed to Learning 'French'. What can Corpus Linguistics tell us?".- CALL: Focus on Business Languages.- Valérie Gauthier: "Cross-Cultural Language Teaching with Multimedia Tools".- Marie-Thérèse Claes: "Multimedia Learning: Implications for Language as a Medium".- Author Index.