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Title: On using intelligent computer-assisted language learning in real-life foreign language teaching and learning
Author: Luiz Alexandre Amaral
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Homepage: http://people.umass.edu/amaral/
Institution: University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Author: Walt Detmar Meurers
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Homepage: http://ling.osu.edu/~dm/
Institution: Ohio State University
Linguistic Field: Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics
Abstract: This paper explores the motivation and prerequisites for successful integration of Intelligent Computer-Assisted Language Learning (ICALL) tools into current foreign language teaching and learning (FLTL) practice. We focus on two aspects, which we argue to be important for effective ICALL system development and use: (i) the relationship between activity design and restrictions needed to make natural language processing tractable and reliable, and (ii) pedagogical considerations and the influence of activity design choices on the integration of ICALL systems into FLTL practice.

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