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For many years, foreign language teachers have used the computer to provide supplemental exercises in the instruction of foreign languages. In recent years, advances in computer technology have motivated teachers to reassess the computer and consider it a valuable part of daily foreign language learning. Innovative software programs, authoring capabilities, compact-disk technology, and elaborate computer networks are providing teachers with new methods of incorporating culture, grammar, and real language use in the classroom while students gain access to audio, visual, and textual information about the language and culture of its speakers. This digest provides specific information on computer-based foreign language programs; customizing, template, and authoring programs; computer networks; and compact-disk technology. A separate resource list contains addresses of where the computer programs cited in the text can be obtained. (VWL)

Descriptors: Authoring Aids (Programing), Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Networks, Computer Software, Optical Disks, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning











Author: Higgins, Chris

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=10987&id=ED355835







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