Tag Archives: CALL

Teaching and Learning Online: Part One

Andy Curtis
Andy Curtis

In Tara Arntsen’s “Technology in Education” TESOL blog, in March, she wrote about her experience of being a student, taking an online MA at the University of Southern California (“From the Perspective of a Student“). One of Tara’s main points … Continue reading

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Using Smartphones in Class to Improve Speaking Skills

Alexandra Lowe
Alexandra Lowe

For better or for worse, smartphones and tablets are here to stay in the ESL classroom.  At worst, they are an annoying distraction, with students furtively texting family and friends and disengaging from class.  But at best, they can be … Continue reading

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Next Generation ELT: MALL

Deena Boraie
Deena Boraie

Last year, the president of my university, Lisa Anderson, requested that we provide English language courses for our security guards. We tested and placed these learners in the appropriate levels in our continuing English program for adults. Recently, I found … Continue reading

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Google+ Education: Part 1

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Perhaps you do not use Gmail as your default e-mail account or Google as your trusty search engine. Still, Google has a number of free tools that could be of great use to teachers, and today I want to talk … Continue reading

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Great Grammar Websites for Adult ELLs

Alexandra Lowe
Alexandra Lowe

My recent blog post, “Unearthing the Secrets of Successful Adult ELLs (Part 2),” explored some of the secrets of successful language learners. Two things are clear: (1) successful language learners don’t depend exclusively on their classroom teacher to master English … Continue reading

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Online Education: Ready, Set, Learn!

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Perhaps as a teacher you’ve found yourself thinking about how great it would be to go back to school and learn more about different aspects of the field of education, brush up on some of your skills, or even learn … Continue reading

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From the Perspective of a Student

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Since I am advocating for teaching using technology, I would like to note that I have also studied extensively online using all sorts of technology. While it is not the same as integrating technology into traditional classroom-based lessons, I wanted … Continue reading

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Global Resources and Leadership Development in ESP: Use Technology Creatively!

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello ESPers worldwide! In Japan, it really feels like spring is here.  The weather is warm, the trees are green, and the birds outside my window are . . . My apologies for getting off track.  It’s just the effect … Continue reading

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Free CALL Conference Webcasts

Sandra Rogers
Sandra Rogers

The CALL-IS is hosting several free webcasts during the TESOL conference starting tomorrow.  If you’re at the conference, you can attend these live events.

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