Language Teacher Education and Technology: Approaches and Practices

Author:   Jeong-Bae Son (Associate Professor in Applied Linguistics & TESOL, University of South Queensland, Australia) ,  Scott Windeatt (Senior Lecturer, Newcastle University, UK)
Publisher:   Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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9781350094710


Pages:   336
Publication Date:   27 December 2018
Format:   Paperback
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Language teachers' competencies in computer-assisted language learning (CALL) are a crucial factor affecting their own implementation of CALL. However, there is still a concern that many language teachers are not adequately prepared to make effective use of CALL or to identify and evaluate potential CALL solutions. This can be the result of many different factors and raises the question of how to train teachers to develop their CALL knowledge and skills to a greater degree. The discussion of approaches to training language teachers in the use of technology adopted in areas of Australia, the UK and the US provides valuable insights for those already involved in this area, and inspiration for those who have some interest in carrying out this kind of training, but as yet have little or no experience. This book explores the current status of CALL teacher education and discusses issues and challenges CALL teacher educators face in their own contexts. Specifically, it looks at postgraduate CALL courses offered at different universities to find ways of improving CALL teacher training. It represents the first overview of a topic that is relevant to most postgraduate courses in Applied Linguistics or TESOL across the globe. The use of technology for language learning and teaching is increasingly common but, as is so often the case, training for teachers in how to use that technology remains limited, to a large extent by lack of expertise among trainers.

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Author:   Jeong-Bae Son (Associate Professor in Applied Linguistics & TESOL, University of South Queensland, Australia) ,  Scott Windeatt (Senior Lecturer, Newcastle University, UK)
Publisher:   Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint:   Bloomsbury Academic
Weight:   0.290kg
ISBN:  

9781350094710


ISBN 10:   1350094714
Pages:   336
Publication Date:   27 December 2018
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
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Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures Notes on Contributors Preface 1. Teacher Training in Computer-Assisted Language Learning: Voices of Teacher Educators, Jeong-Bae Son and Scott Windeatt 2. Language and Technology: Theory and Practice, Options and Issues in Computer-Assisted Language Learning, Mike Levy and Paul J. Moore 3. Blended Approaches to Teaching Languages with Computers, Paul Gruba 4. CALL Research, Practice and Teachers' Roles, Jeong-Bae Son 5. Language Learning and Technology: A Thirty Year Journey, Gary Motteram 6. Balancing Theory and Practice: Developing Competent, Reflective CALL Practitioners, Eddy Moran 7. Training Teachers to Create and Use Materials for Computer-Assisted Language Learning, Scott Windeatt 8. Preparing CALL Professionals: A Survey Course in a CALL Degree Program, Greg Kessler 9. Teacher Training with CALL Online (Distance): A Project- and Standards-Based Approach, Christine Bauer-Ramazani 10. An Invitation to CALL: Foundations of Computer-Assisted Language Learning, Philip Hubbard 11. Should we offer a CALL course?, Denise E. Murray Index

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In an ideal world, CALL would be invisible or at least normalized. CALL courses would be irrelevant. Since we are not living in such a world, this book comes as a welcome eye-opener for teacher educators. It shows an inspiring range of possibilities, in a delicate balance between theory versus practice, technological versus non-technological activities, using versus creating materials, formative versus summative assessment, hardware versus software requirements, and teacher versus student initiative. -- Jozef Colpaert, Professor of Instructional Design and Educational Technology, University of Antwerp, Belgium Put together with an eye to clarity and exhaustiveness, this collection provides an overview and analysis of nine (mainly) postgraduate CALL training courses for language teachers. What is unique about it is its commitment to the individual voices and authentic experiences of its contributors, all of whom were or are in charge of such programmes, and its attention to CALL language teacher training as a proper field, with a history and a future evolution of its own. This book is a precious tool for those teaching language teachers to teach with CALL. -- Marie-Noelle Lamy, Emeritus Professor of Distance Language Learning, The Open University, UK The topic, how to best teach and learn about using computers to aid language learning, is very important in today's world, especially in relation to current communicative language learning pedagogy. A pertinent question to be asked by any educator is how to best use computers to support language learning. This book gives some answers to this question, but its scope is more to give guidance on how to best set up training in the use of computers for language teachers. Advice found in the book can help to give a suitable platform for language teachers and this is, of course, pertinent as they operate at the interface between teaching and learning...I recommend the book to any educator, manager, technology designer or practitioner who wants to create a course in support of CALL at their educational establishment. * THE TESOLANZ JOURNAL * This is a very resourceful book, providing various angles to those who are to reflect upon an existing English Language course integrated with technology or those who will develop one ... [It] offers information that is not only relevant to the western regions mentioned but also transferrable elsewhere. * CALL-EJ: Computer-Assisted Language Learning Electronic Journal *


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Jeong-Bae Son, PhD, is Associate Professor in Applied Linguistics and TESOL in the School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education at the University of South Queensland, Australia. Scott Windeatt is Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics and TESOL in the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences at Newcastle University, UK.

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