This practical handbook is designed to help language teachers, teacher trainers, and students learn more about their options for using computer-assisted language learning (CALL) and develop an understanding of the theory and research supporting these options.

The chapters in New Perspectives on CALL for Second Language Classrooms synthesize previous CALL theory and research and describe practical applications to both second and foreign language classrooms, including procedures for evaluating these applications. The implementation of CALL at the institutional level is also addressed, with attention to designing multimedia language laboratories and creating collaborative CALL-based projects between educational institutions. Although many chapters locate their descriptions of CALL activities and projects within the ESL/EFL setting, the principles and activities described are equally useful for other language settings.

The book does not require prior knowledge of CALL, computers, or software. To assist readers, a glossary of CALL terms and an appendix of CALL Web sites are provided. The book also has its own accompanying Web site (https://www.erlbaum.com/callforL2classrooms) presenting chapter abstracts, author contact information, and regularly updated links to pedagogical, research, and teacher development sites.

By integrating theoretical issues, research findings, and practical guidelines on different aspects of CALL, this book offers teachers multiple levels of resources for their own professional development, for needs-based creation of specific CALL activities, for curriculum design, and for implementation of institutional and inter-institutional CALL projects.

part I|2 pages


chapter 1|12 pages

The Development of CALL and Current Options

BySandra Fotos, Charles Browne

chapter 2|12 pages

Technological Change and the Future of CALL

ByMark Warschauer

chapter 3|14 pages

The New Language Centers and the Role of Techology:

ByNew Mandates, New Horizons Peter Liddell, Nina Garrett

part II|4 pages


chapter 4|24 pages

Learner Training for Effective Use of CALL

ByPhilip Hubbard

chapter 6|16 pages

Teaching Second and Foreign Language Writing on LANs

ByGeorge Braine

chapter 8|18 pages

Teaching WELL and Loving IT

ByRichard Taylor, Christina Gitsaki

chapter 9|20 pages

Creating Course-Specific CD-ROMs for Interactive Language Learning

ByTakashi Iwabuchi, Sandra Fotos

part III|2 pages


chapter 10|28 pages

Setting Up and Maintaining a CALL Laboratory

ByCharles Browne, Scott Gerrity

chapter 11|26 pages

Implementing Multimedia in a University EFL Program: A Case Study in CALL

ByPeter O’Connor and William Gatton

chapter 12|28 pages

A Collaborative Model for Online Instruction in the Teaching of Language and Culture

ByLeslie Opp-Beckman, Cindy Kieffer

part IV|2 pages


chapter 13|24 pages

Toward a Theory of E/Valuation for Second Language Learning Media

ByKenneth Reeder, Trude Heift, Jörg Roche, Shahbaz Tabyanian, Stephan Schlickau, Peter Gölz

chapter 14|18 pages

Evaluation of ESL/EFL Instructional Web Sites

ByBernard Susser, Thomas N. Robb

part V|2 pages


chapter 15|18 pages

The Language Teacher in the 21st Century

ByCarol A. Chapelle, Volker Hegelheimer