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An Overview of Technology that Supports the Development of Speaking Skills in an Online Environment
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, Alliant International University, United States

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Vancouver, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-57-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

In the field of foreign language instruction, there has been much discussion on how reading, writing, and listening skills can be presented in an online learning environment; however, there is a lack of discussion on how technology can support pedagogically-sound instruction of speaking skills. In this presentation, I will first discuss language teaching principles for Computer-Assisted Language Learning, and then will present categories of technological tools that support the development of speaking skills in e-learning. I will provide references and links to specific tools within each category, and will give examples of how these tools have been implemented into language learning classrooms. Lastly, I will emphasize how the tools support pedagogically-sound language instruction. The following categories will be presented: Audio/Visual Entertainment, Concordancing, Voice Mail and Cell Phone, Websites and software, Real-Time Interaction, and Voice Recording on the Internet.

Citation

Saito-Stehberger, D. (2005). An Overview of Technology that Supports the Development of Speaking Skills in an Online Environment. In G. Richards (Ed.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2005--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 1503-1508). Vancouver, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved July 16, 2019 from .