- CALLL = Computer Lab + Language Learning Lab
- CL = a lab with (netwoked) computers which enables CAI
LLL = a lab where students can learn foreign languages with clear audio/visual
CALLL = a lab where students can learn foreign languages through a variety
of integrated media
CALL Key Words
- A variety of media input -- texts, sounds, graphics, motion pictures
-- can be presented in an integrated way. Ideally, such different media
input should be able to be tapped easily and seamlessly on one interface,
namely computer desktop.
- Information should never go only one way from an instructor to learners.
There should be enough instructor-to-learners and peer-to-peer exchanges
of information. Lab activities should at least partially be based on interactions
among the people inside, and possibly with people outside, of the lab.
- Each study station (terminal) is networked with other stations through
the Internet. Learners should be able to access to abundant resources in
the outside world and to communicate with countless people via the Internet.
- The lab should allow each learner to set their own objectives of learning,
to decide how they go about learning, to select the best-suited materials,
and to evaluate the progress. Thus learners are expected to elevate their
motivation to learn.
- Learners should be allowed to plan the course of learning, and to manage
the process of learning by themselves.
- Learners should be guided to become familiar not only with the operations
of machines, but also with network morals and ethics, copy rights, and
wise judgement on and selection of media information.