Applications of CALL Theory in ESL and EFL Environments

Applications of CALL Theory in ESL and EFL Environments

James Perren (Alliant International University, USA), Ken Kelch (Alliant International University, USA), Jin-suk Byun (Alliant International University, USA), Seth Cervantes (Alliant International University, USA) and Setareh Safavi (Alliant International University, USA)
Release Date: August, 2017|Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 360
ISBN13: 9781522529330|ISBN10: 1522529330|EISBN13: 9781522529347|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2933-0


Blended learning has recently been gaining popularity within educational fields. Examining the impact that computer-assisted techniques have on foreign language education will provide more effective ways to enhance learning techniques for educators and students alike.

Applications of CALL Theory in ESL and EFL Environments is a pivotal reference source that discusses recent advances relating to online teaching and learning of foreign languages. Highlighting relevant topics such as electronic portfolio assessments, corpus linguistics, flipped learning models, and student engagement, this scholarly resource is ideal for educators, academicians, students, and researchers that are interested in staying current on the latest technologies and methodologies in foreign language learning.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Asynchronous Online Environments
  • Corpus Linguistics
  • Electronic Portfolio Assessments
  • Flipped Learning Models
  • Hybrid Academic Courses
  • Online Learning Platforms
  • Student Engagement
  • Technology-Integrated Teaching

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

James M. Perren’s interdisciplinary scholarship has examined CALL in TESOL, service-learning in applied linguistics, materials development, teacher training, intercultural communication, and critical SLA theory. He has published an edited collection on service-learning in TESOL, refereed book chapters on CALL, peer-reviewed journal articles, contributions to TESOL publications, and TESOL affiliate newsletter articles.
Ken Kelch is associate professor and system-wide director of TESOL at Alliant International University. He received his doctorate in TESOL from Alliant and his master’s degree from the University of Hawaii. He was instrumental in the development of an online TESOL master’s program and a California K-12 teacher credential program in teaching English learners, of which he is also the director. His areas of specialization are curriculum development, research methods, and qualitative research, as well as supervising and guiding doctoral candidates through the dissertation process.
Jin-suk Byun is an assistant professor in the TESOL program at Alliant International University. He graduated with a Ph.D. in Linguistics with a focus on second language acquisition (SLA) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign after he received his two MA's in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) and in linguistics from the same university. He taught various groups of English Language Learners and Korean language learners as well as TESOL master and doctoral students. He also worked as an ESOL coordinator in a preservice teacher education program and developed various TESL/TEFL certificate and master programs.His research interests include input, interaction, output, and automaticity in SLA, and the development of TESOL/TEFL programs.
Seth E. Cervantes is an adjunct professor at the California School of Education, Alliant International University. He is also an English instructor at UC San Diego Extension, English Language Institute, and a graduate student in Alliant’s TESOL doctorate program. He has taught in both EFL and ESL settings since 1999, and has been an editor of the Eurasia Border Review.
Setareh Safavi is a doctoral candidate in TESOL at Alliant International University. She formerly was a faculty member in the English department at Sheikhbahaee University in Iran, where she taught undergraduate courses in linguistics, oral skills and pronunciation, writing and composition, and research methodology. She also taught EFL in Iran for over 11 years. Her research interests include speech recognition technology and pronunciation teaching, TESOL teacher training, TESOL theory and practice, teaching and learning figurative language, and the role of literature in language learning/teaching. She has presented her work at California TESOL and Language Teacher Education conferences.