New Technologies in Language Learning

New Technologies in Language Learning

1st Edition - January 27, 1986

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  • Author: A. Zettersten
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483295664

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This is the first book to provide a comprehensive survey of the use of new technologies in language learning. In order to explain how new technologies open up possibilities for language learning, numerous practical experiments made with various electronic media are analysed. They include the use of microcomputers, videotex (viewdata), teletext, video and videodiscs. In addition, artificial intelligence, synthetic speech, robots, distance education, language testing as well communicative training and the problem of accuracy and fluency are dealt with.


Of interest to students and teachers of language acquisition, language planners, prospective writers of software, parents and administrators.

Table of Contents

  • (partial) Can our present language training methods be improved on? Views on the future. The balance between accuracy and fluency. The communicative approach. New technologies and basic needs. Microcomputers in language learning. Grammar, spelling, vocabulary, pronunciation, au??oring systems. Videotext (viewdata). The use of large databases. Teletext. Teleflashers. Making your own video programme. The functional approach. Videodiscs. Role-playing, simulation, drama, combinatory acquisition. Artificial intelligence. Synthetic speech. Robots. The use of authentic material. TV, film, video, radio, satellites. The use of telephone exercises. Teleconferency. Satellite communication.

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  • No. of pages: 189
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1986
  • Published: January 27, 1986
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483295664

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A. Zettersten

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University of Copenhagen, Denmark

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