|Computers and the Internet offer innovative teachers exciting ways to enhance their pedagogy and capture their students’ attention. These technologies have created a growing field of inquiry, computer-assisted language learning (CALL). As new technologies have emerged, teaching professionals have adapted them to support teachers and learners in the classroom.
In CALL Essentials, seasoned practitioner Joy Egbert offers useful advice for teachers who want to integrate technology with their teaching. She begins not with computers, however, but with the classroom conditions that foster effective language learning. Taking these conditions as a foundation for effective pedagogy, she shows teachers how to use technology to create "a whole learning environment" with their students.
œ Written for working teachers in an accessible, down-to-earth style
œ Describes pedagogically sound activities using software, Web sites, and Internet-based resources
œ Includes suggestions and advice from other teachers using technology in their classrooms
œ Ideas and principles are easily applicable to teaching other languages and mainstream content
œ Provides an extensive, up-to-date list of print, software, and Internet resources