Integrating corpus-based CALL programs in teaching English through children's literature

Tim F. JOHNS, Hsingchin LEE, Lixun WANG

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Abstract

This paper presents particular pedagogical applications of a number of corpus-based CALL (computer assisted language learning) programs such as CONTEXTS and CLOZE, MATCHUP and BILINGUAL SENTENCE SHUFFLER, in the teaching of English through children's literature. An elective course in Taiwan for school students aged 17-18, based on a classic text in English children's literature, was developed specifically to assist these learners. The pedagogy for the study reflected the Noticing Theory, the Communicative Approach, and the Data-driven Learning Approach. It is hoped that the course can indicate ways of enriching the usual routine classroom teaching by introducing activities that offer a more communicative purpose for students' language learning. Copyright © 2008 Taylor & Francis Group, an informa business.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)483-506
JournalComputer Assisted Language Learning
Volume21
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2008

Citation

Johns, T. F., Lee, H., & Wang, L. (2008). Integrating corpus-based CALL programs in teaching English through children's literature. Computer Assisted Language Learning, 21(5), 483-506.

Keywords

  • CALL
  • Corpus
  • Data-driven learning
  • Children's literature

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