Effectiveness of CALL in Teaching Modern Greek as a Second or Foreign Language in Higher Education

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  • Georgia Kafka Experimental Institute

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4995/eurocall.2011.16290

Keywords:

teaching Modern Greek language, Computer-Assisted-Language-Learning development, effectiveness, technology, higher education

Abstract

The need for teaching foreign languages has led to the emergence of a new interdisciplinary field named CALL (Computer-Assisted Language Learning) in the 1980s. In the 1990s teaching the Modern Greek language as a second or foreign language (L2) has followed the wide-spread use of Information and Communication Technologies. CALL courseware started to play a significant role in the Modern Greek teaching university environment of the last decade, and especially in the effectiveness of learning processes and the increasing interest of the learners. The effectiveness of this software in the learning environment is difficult to measure because there are concerns about the technical support and the training of the language instructors in computer use and the CALL courseware implementation. Nevertheless the progress of the learners can be estimated although it is difficult to conclude if this progress is due to a good teaching method or a good CALL courseware or is a measure of both.

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03/15/2011

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