Syllabus

Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching

Linguistics 480

Dr. Trude Heift
Office: AQ 6192
Phone: 291-3369
E-Mail: heift@sfu.ca
Office Hours:  Wednesday: 4:30-5:20 and by appointment
http://www.sfu.ca/~heift/Ling480

WEEK 1:    Introduction to the Course and CALL

Jan 12         

                Readings

• Pennington, M. C. (1996). "The Power of the Computer in Language Education." In Pennington, M. C. (ed). The Power of CALL.  Athelstan Publications: 1-15.

On Reserve

• Tchaicha, J. (1999). "Technology and the Second Language Learner: How does it work best?". In Debski, R. & Levy, M. (ed.).World CALL: Global Perspectives on Compuer-Assisted Language Learning.  Swets & Zeitlinger: 287-302.

On Reserve

Tutorial

• Introduction to the SFU Language Learning Centre:
http://www.sfu.ca/language-lab
• Web Page Design

WEEK 2:    History of CALL: Typology of CALL Programs

Jan 19

Readings

• Warschauer, M. (1996). "Computer-Assisted Language Learning: An Introduction." In Fotos, S. (ed). Multimedia Language Teaching. Tokyo: Logos International: 3-20.

Coursereader

• Bax, S. (2003). CALL - Past, Present and Future. System, 31, 13-28.

Coursereader 

Tutorial

• Web Authoring Programs (Netscape Communicator, PageMill) 

WEEK 3:    Software Design and Evaluation                   

Jan 26

Readings

• Hubbard, P. L. (1996). "Elements of CALL Methodology: Development, Evaluation, and Implementation."  In Pennington, M. C. (ed). The Power of CALL.  Athelstan Publications: 15-33.

On Reserve

• Knowles, S. (1992). "Evaluations of CALL Software: A Checklist of Criteria for Evaluation." ON-CALL, 6,2: 9-20.

Coursereader

• Schmueckler, L. M. & Shuell , T. J. (1989). "Comparison of Software Evaluation Forms." Journal of Educational Computing Research, 5,1: 17-33.

Coursereader 

Tutorial

• Software Evaluation
• Introduction to Language Learning Software
• Teaching with the Web: http://polyglot.lss.wisc.edu/lss/lang/teach.html 

WEEK 4:    Corpora and Concordancing

Feb 2

Readings

• Flowerdew, J. (1996). "Concordancing in Language Learning."  In Pennington, M. C. (ed). The Power of CALL.  Athelstan Publications: 97-114.

On Reserve

• Gabel, Stephan (2001). Over-Indulgence and Under-Representation in Interlanguage: Reflections on the Utilization of Concordancers in Self-Directed Foreign Language Learning. Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2001, 14, 3-4, Oct, 269-288.

Coursereader

• Meunier, F. (2002). The Pedagogical Value of Native and Learner Corpora in EFL Grammar Teaching. In S. Granger & J. Hung & S. Petch-Tyson (Eds.), Computer Learner Corpora, Second Language Acquisition and Foreign Language Teaching (pp. 119-141). Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

Coursereader

Tutorial

    Concordancing Software:

WEEK 5:    Computer-mediated Communication

Feb 9

Readings

• Hoffman, R. (1996). "Computer Networks: Webs of Communication for Language Teaching."  In Pennington, M. C. (ed). The Power of CALL.  Athelstan Publications: 55-78.

On Reserve

• Furstenberg, G., Levet, S., English, K., & Maillet, K. (2001). Giving a Virtual Voice to the Silent Language of Culture: The Cultura Project. Language Learning & Technology, 5(1), 55-102.

Coursereader

Luisa C. P»rez. (2003). Foreign Language Productivity in Synchronous Versus Asynchronous Computer-mediated Communication. CALICO Journal, 21 (1), 89-104.

Coursereader

Tutorial

WEEK 6:    Writing Skills

Feb 16

Readings

• Phinney, M. (1996). "Exploring the Virtual World: Computers in the Second Language Writing Classroom." In Pennington, M. C. (ed). The Power of CALL.  Athelstan Publications: 137-153.

On Reserve

• Greene, D. (2000). A Design Model for Beginner-Level Computer-Mediated EFL Writing. Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2000, 13, 3, July, 239-252.

Coursereader

• Sullivan, K. & Lindgen, E. (2002). Self-Assessment in Autonomous Computer-Aided Second Language Writing. ELT Journal, 2002, 56, 3, July, 258-266.

Coursereader

Tutorial

• Synchronous Writing Environments: Aspects
• SuperCard, HotPotatoes
• Conference Systems: CAUCUS, WebCT
• MUDs and MOOs
• A la Rencontre de Philippe
• Au Quartier de St. G»rmain

Hand-Outs

• Basic MOO Commands

 

WEEK 7:    Reading In a Second Language

Feb 23

                     *** Mid-Term I (50 min.) ***

Readings

• Cobb, T. & Stevens, V. (1996). "A Principled Consideration of Computers and Reading in a Second Language."  In Pennington, M. C. (ed). The Power of CALL.  Athelstan Publications: 115-137.

On Reserve 

Tutorial

• Storyboard, SuperCard, HotPotatoes

WEEK 8:    Spoken Language Skills

Mar 2

Readings

• Pennington, M. C. & Esling, J. H. (1996). "Computer-Assisted Development of Spoken Language Skills."  In Pennington, M. C. (ed). The Power of CALL.  Athelstan Publications: 153-191.

On Reserve

• Harless, W. G., Zier, M. A., & Duncan, R. C. (1999). Virtual Dialogues with Native Speakers: The Evaluation of an Interactive Multimedia Lesson. CALICO Journal, 16(3), 313-337.

Coursereader

• Gunther KaltenB-ck (2001). Learner autonomy: a guiding principle in designing a CD-ROM for intonation practice. ReCALL 13 (2): 179–190.

Coursereader

Tutorial

      • Real-time Audio and Video Playback on the Web
      • Wimba: http://www.horizonwimba.com/
      • Video Featuring Speech Software
      • PPT, MACTalk, Pronunciation Tutor, AccentLab, Signalyze

WEEK 9:    Grammar and ICALL

Mar 9

Readings

Lecture Notes

Jack Burston. (2001). Exploiting the Potential of a Computer-Based Grammar Checker in Conjunction with Self-Monitoring Strategies with Advanced Level Students of French. CALICO Journal, 18 (3), 499-514.

Coursereader

Tutorial

WEEK 10:  Spelling

Mar 16

Readings

Rimrott, A., & Heift, T. (2005 - forthcoming). Language Learners and Generic Spell Checkers in CALL.

Coursereader

• Mar Ndiaye and Anne Vandeventer Faltin (2003). A Spell Checker Tailored to Language Learners. Computer Assisted Language Learning. Volume 16, Numbers 2-3 / July 2003. Pages: 213 – 232.

Coursereader

Tutorial

• MS Word

WEEK 11:  Feedback

Mar 23

Readings

Mathias Schulze. (2003). Grammatical Errors and Feedback: Some Theoretical Insights. CALICO Journal, 20 (3), 437-450.

Coursereader

• Heift, T. (2001). Error-specific and individualised feedback in a Web-based language tutoring system: Do they read it? ReCALL, 13:99-109 Cambridge University Press

Coursereader

Tutorial

WEEK 12:  More on Software Evaluation

Mar 30

                     *** Mid-Term II (50 min.) ***  

Tutorial

• more on software evaluation

WEEK 13:  In-class Software Evaluation

Apr 6

For CALL bibliographies, see the course Web site.

Course Grading

Oral Presentation: 10%

Two mid-terms: 30% each

In-Class Software Evaluation: 30%

Please note that if you must miss an exam or quiz because of illness, you are required to contact me prior to the exam. When you return to class, I will need a note from your medical doctor specifying the date of your absence and the reason. There will be no make-up exam. If you miss a mid-term due to medical reasons, the second mid-term and the final project will each be worth 45%.

Academic dishonesty in all forms violates the basic principles of integrity and thus impedes learning. More specifically, academic dishonesty is a form of misconduct that is subject to disciplinary action and includes the following: cheating, fabrication, fraud, facilitating academic dishonesty, and plagiarism. For more information on academic honesty and student conduct, please visit the following Web sites:

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A+       96-100

B-            71-75

F < 50

A         91-95

C+       66-70

 

A-       86-90

C         61-65

 

B+       81-85  

C-       56-60

 

B         76-80

D        51-55

 


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