A Definition of CALL

Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) is oftern perceived, somewhat narrowly, as an approach to language teaching and learning in which the computer is used as an aid to the presentation, reinforcement and assessment of material to be learned, usually including a substantial interactive element, Levy (1997:1) defines CALL more succinctly and more broadly as “the search for and study of applications of the computer in langauge teaching and learning”. Levy’s definition is in line with the view held by the majority of modern CALL practitioners. For a comprehensive overview of CALL see ICT4LT Module 1.4, Introduction to Computer Assissted Language Learning (CALL):