Revisiting the teacher's roll in CALL: designing materials for the independent language learner

Levy, Michael (2012). Revisiting the teacher's roll in CALL: designing materials for the independent language learner. In Jack Burston, Dina Tsagari and Fryni Doa (Ed.), Foreign Language Instructional Technology: Theory & Practice (pp. 37-49) Nicosia , Cyprus: University of Nicosia Press.

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Author Levy, Michael
Title of chapter Revisiting the teacher's roll in CALL: designing materials for the independent language learner
Title of book Foreign Language Instructional Technology: Theory & Practice
Place of Publication Nicosia , Cyprus
Publisher University of Nicosia Press
Publication Year 2012
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
ISBN 9789963711055
Editor Jack Burston
Dina Tsagari
Fryni Doa
Chapter number 3
Start page 37
End page 49
Total pages 11
Total chapters 13
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
The language teacher’s role as a material designer has been frequently overlooked or underestimated. In a recent survey of 59 high schools in Australia for Independent Schools Queensland (ISQ), with a participant group of 139 language teachers and eight languages, it was immediately clear that the majority of language teachers were heavily involved in materials development. Reading literature more widely shows that the role of the teacher is a very regular and frequent component of their work yet it does not receive sufficient attention, especially in terms of materials design using new technologies.

This chapter explores this theme using the results of the recent ISQ survey as a point of departure. It will describe how CALL materials have been and may be developed in relation to all the language skills and areas, with a particular focus on listening. Examples of the teacher’s role as material designer for fostering independent language learning will be described. This discussion will include materials development as it relates to the language skills, learning management system and class textbooks, assessment and testing, and the use of Web 2.0 technologies such as YouTube.

Keyword CALL
Teacher's role
Material development
Independent language learner
Learner autonomy
Q-Index Code B1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Selected papers from the First International Conference on Foreign Language Instructional Technology: Theory and Practice that was held 3-5 December 2010 in Nicosia, Cyprus.

 
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