The Power of CALL

[product photo] The Power of CALL provides an up-to-date and accessible overview of the field of Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) for administrators, teachers, and researchers. Leading practitioners have contributed clear and authoritative chapters on their area of expertise in this increasing popular component of second language learning. Covering topics such as computers in language education, reading, writing, speaking/listening, research on CALL, concordancing, CALL methodology, hypermedia and multimedia, and e-mail and the world wide web, The Power of CALL, edited by Martha Pennington, is often the textbook of choice for CALL courses and is also used as a reference text for teachers and teacher-trainers interested in the latest thinking on CALL.

Quote from a review by Michael Levy in On-CALL, 10, 3, 1996
"In sum, this collection provides a lucid account of contemporary CALL. This title is evidence of a fast maturing field that is now in a position to assert itsself in the mainstream. The omissions in the book are slight given the diversity of the field and the scope of the contributions. For teachers and researchers in CALL, this book will provide a most valuable reference."

Price: $26.95 Now $24.95 Code: 753030. Soft cover ($45 hardcover). (1996)

Review in Language Learning & Technology

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The Power of CALL. Edited by Martha C. Pennington


Part 1. Background

Chapter 1. The Power of the Computer in Language Education
Martha C. Pennington

Chapter 2. Elements of CALL Methodology: Development, Evaluation, and Implementation
Philip L. Hubbard

Chapter 3. Second Language Classroom Research Traditions: How Does CALL Fit?
Carol Chapelle, Joan Jamieson, and Yuhsoon Park

Part 2. Technology

Chapter 4. Computer Networks: Webs of Communication for Language Teaching
Robert Hoffman

Chapter 5. Hypermedia and CALL
David Ashworth

Chapter 6. Concordancing in Language Learning
John Flowerdew

Part 3. Language Skill Areas

Chapter 7. A Principled Consideration of Computers and Reading in a Second Language
Tom Cobb and Vance Stevens

Chapter 8. Exploring the Virtual World: Computers in the Second Language Writing Classroom
Marianne Phinney

Chapter 9. Computer-Assisted Development of Spoken Language Skills
Martha C. Pennington and John H. Esling