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To help foreign language teachers gain teaching skills, Zou (English, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool U., China) et al. bring together researchers in linguistics, language, computers, instructional technology, and other areas from Asia, Europe, Australia, and the US for 16 chapters on computer-assisted foreign language learning. They review computer-assisted language learning theories, technologies, and trends; collaborative learning topics, including the design of online assessments, practicing language interaction through social networking sites, and a business English teaching context; aspects of teachers and learners, such as learner autonomy, the use of Facebook, learner engagement, student perceptions of using new technologies, and the use of a virtual learning environment; and course design, including developing an online Chinese program, designing language learning software, a training program for the perceptual skills of adult learners of English, technologies to enhance student engagement in independent learning and lifelong learning skills, and computer-assisted pronunciation training assessment programs.
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Recommended- This book addresses various aspects of computer assisted foreign language teaching and learning, providing detailed discussion in three major sections. These are topics with notable interest and are worth further discussions. By reading this book, the readers are exposed to some of the most popular discussions in the CALL area, and benefit not only from being informed of what is going on in this area, but are also helped to explore further study in their own interests.
– Qiao Zhuo and Zhou Yunyi, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China