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International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching

April 2011 Volume 1, Number 2

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Number of articles: 5

  1. Normalisation Revisited: The Effective Use of Technology in Language Education

    Stephen Bax, University of Bedfordshire, United Kingdom

    This article revisits the issue of the normalisation of technology in language education, defined as the stage at which a technology is used in language education without our being consciously... More

    pp. 1-15

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  2. Integrating Online Tools to Motivate Young English Language Learners to Practice English Outside the Classroom

    Shelly Terrell, Parentella, Germany

    Recent research shows that online tools such as: games, wikis, speaking avatars, and interactive stories can be a positive force for English Language Learners (ELLs). It also shows that when ELLs... More

    pp. 16-24

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  3. ESAP Students’ Perceptions of Skills Learning in Computer-Mediated Intercultural Collaboration

    Rachel Lindner, Munich University, Germany

    Reports on computer-mediated intercultural exchanges generally focus on their relevance for acquiring linguistic or intercultural competence, but little research exists on other educational... More

    pp. 25-42

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  4. Do Students Wish to ’Go Mobile’?: An Investigation into Student Use of PCs and Cell Phones

    Simon Bibby, University of Manchester, United Kingdom

    Handheld devices are increasingly powerful items in terms of both hardware and software. They have ceased being merely tools of mobile telephony, and are now powerful, multi-purpose, mini-PCs.... More

    pp. 43-54

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  5. Integrating Technology on Initial Training Courses: A Survey Amongst CELTA Tutors

    Marisa Constantinides, CELT Athens, Greece

    Teacher trainers/educators play a key role in the process of normalisation, as defined by Bax (2003), in the training of foreign language teachers to use technology as a regular part of their... More

    pp. 55-71

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