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Coniam, David – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2004
This paper describes a series of awareness-raising activities for English language secondary school teachers-in-training -- with a view to evaluating future, that is, "intelligent", CALL for English language teaching. The paper first puts the development of CALL applications into perspective (after Atwell, 1999; Warschauer and Healey,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Computer Software, Language Teachers
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Coniam, David – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 1998
Describes the design and implementation of a computer-based listening test--the "Text dictation." The article first discusses the importance of listening centering on a coherent text, rather than short listening fragments, and discusses drawbacks of listening programs wherein the required responses consist of noninteractive test types, such as…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Language Tests, Listening Comprehension Tests, Second Language Instruction
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Coniam, David – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 1997
Describes a computer program that takes multiple-choice cloze passages and compiles them into proofreading exercises. Results reveal that such a computerized test type can be used to accurately measure the proficiency of students of English as a Second Language in Hong Kong. (14 references) (Author/CK)
Descriptors: Cloze Procedure, College Students, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Assisted Testing