Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) in China: Some Common Concerns

| April 24, 2007
Title
Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) in China: Some Common Concerns

Keywords: Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL); Teaching Reform

Authors
Meng Liu and Hong Huo
Yangzhou University

Bio Data
Meng Liu has a BA in English, from Chengdu University of Technology, China, MEd (TESOL) from Monash University, Australia. He has been working as a university lecturer at Southeast University, China for two years and he is currently teaching at Yangzhou University, China. His research interests are CALL; language, culture and identity; and English as an International Language.

Hong Huo has a BA in English, from Chengdu University of Technology, China, MEd (TESOL) from Monash University, Australia. She has been working as a university lecturer at Nanjing University of Technology, China for three years and she is now a lecturer at Yangzhou University, China. Her research interests are educational technology; language, society and cultural difference; and English for Specific Purposes

Abstract
In February 2004, Chinese Ministry of Education launched a teaching reform featuring the integration of the computer and networking in College English learning to stimulate students motivation and to improve their communicative competence. Up to now, Chinese CALL is still in infancy. This article reviews the CALL literature and identifies some common concerns for CALL initiative. The article finally points out the directions for better delivery of CALL in Chinese universities.
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Category: Teaching Articles, Volume 19