Material Selection, Design and Construction through CALL: EFL Teacher Reflection

Abstract

The commercial software for English language learning in a computer lab has recently been implemented as part of practice hours in English Foundation courses for nursing college students. Regarding the results of course evaluation surveys conducted by the department, it was found that the contents in the software was not relevant to the course objectives and it was hard to find connections between the course contents and the future language needs of the students in nursing profession. As a result, English Foundation course for practice hours needs to be revised. As it is hard to find the English language commercial software that meets the requirements for nursing students, the researcher, EFL teacher was interested in designing and developing Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) lessons to use for the course. The lessons were content and language integrated, taught through task-based activities on CALL platform. The study provides the details of the three major steps of material selections, the design of CALL English lessons, and the construction of CALL English lessons. The reflections of the problems and the solutions which EFL teacher as a developer came across throughout the process were reported.



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Suphatra Sucharitrak, Kasetsart University KPS, Thailand

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Conference: ACEID2015
Stream: Languages education and applied linguistics (ESL/TESL/TEFL)

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