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Let’s talk about CALL

I’ll get around to the edge part in the next couple of posts. This website is about looking at the future of CALL. Computer Assisted Language Learning has been around for a long time. Since it is an old term, many newer ones have been suggested. TELL swaps out part of the acronym with Technology Enhanced. There is a mobile version: MALL. There are too many other iterations to catalog here (online learning, elearning, hybrid, blended, etc.) My definition is broad and includes all of these.

I see CALL as the conjunction of pedagogy, tech, and language. Here is one mapping.

So it is in this framework, from this perspective, that I hope to look at innovations in pedagogy, in language teaching and learning, but mostly in tech, and how these can be applied to CALL in its broadest sense.