IT in ESOL
Oregon ESOL educators will want to pay special attention to Oregon Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ORTESOL) http://babel.uoregon.edu/ortesol/.
CALICO, the Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium [Online]. Accessed 2/15/01: http://www.calico.org/. Quoting from the Website:
CALICO, the Computer Assisted Language
Instruction Consortium, is a professional organization
that serves a membership involved in both education and
high technology. CALICO has an emphasis on modern
language teaching and learning, but reaches out to all
areas that employ the languages of the world to instruct
and to learn. CALICO is a recognized international
clearinghouse and leader in computer assisted learning
and instruction. It is, by several years, the senior
global association dedicated to CALL (Computer Assisted
DEOS-L (Penn State's Distance Education Online Symposium) [Online]. Accessed 2/15/01: http://lists.psu.edu/archives/deos-l.html.
ESL Independent Study Lab [Online]. Accessed 6/21/02: http://www.lclark.edu/~krauss/toppicks/toppicks.html.
This Website is maintained by Michael Krauss,
one of the leading Information Technology-Using ESL
educators in Oregon and the nation.
Genesee, Fred (2000). Brain Research: Implications for Second Language Learning. ERIC Digest [Online]. Accessed 1/25/02: http://www.ed.gov/databases/
ERIC_Digests/ed447727.html Quoting from the Website:
There has been a longstanding interest among
second and foreign language educators in research on
language and the brain. Language learning is a natural
phenomenon; it occurs even without intervention. By
understanding how the brain learns naturally, language
teachers may be better able to enhance their
effectiveness in the classroom.
Healey, Deborah. Accessed 3/23/03: oregonstate.edu/~healeyd/cj_software_selection.html.
Deborah Healey is a leader in the field of
Computer-Assisted Language Learning and has worked in
this field for many years. Her personal Website is at
InTime Project [Online]. Accessed 2/15/01: http://intime.uoregon.edu/.
Integrating technology into migrant student ESL.
Language Learning and Technology [Online]. Accessed 2/15/01: http://llt.msu.edu/.
A refereed journal for second and foreign
English, baby! [Online]. Accessed 4/10/01: http://www.englishbaby.com.
This is a company located in Oregon and started
by three University of Oregon graduates. The free site
offers ESOL instruction with a major focus on American
slang and pop culture.
NAFSA (National Association for Foreign Student Advisors) [Online]. Accessed 2/15/01: http://www.nafsa.org/. Quotring from the Website:
NAFSA: Association of International Educators
promotes the exchange of students and scholars to and
from the United States. The Association sets and upholds
standards of good practice and provides professional
education and training that strengthen institutional
programs and services related to international
educational exchange. NAFSA provides a forum for
discussion of issues and a network for sharing
information as it seeks to increase awareness of and
support for international education in higher education,
in government, and in the community.
NAFSA's members--numbering more than seven thousand individuals from all 50 states and 60 countries--share a belief that international educational exchange advances learning and scholarship, builds respect among different peoples, and encourages constructive leadership in a global community.
NCBE (National Coalition for Bilingual Education) [Online]. Accessed 2/15/01: http://www.ncbe.gwu.edu/. Quoting from the Website:
The National Clearinghouse for Bilingual
Education (NCBE) is funded by the U.S. Department of
Education's Office of Bilingual Education and Minority
Languages Affairs (OBEMLA) to collect, analyze, and
disseminate information relating to the effective
education of linguistically and culturally diverse
learners in the U.S. NCBE is operated by The George
Washington University, Graduate School of Education and
Human Development, Institute for Education Policy
Opp-Beckman, Leslie. Accessed 3/23/03: dhttp://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~leslieob.
Leslie has worked Computer-Assisted Language
Learng for many years, both in the US and abroad.
ORTESOL (Oregon Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) [Online]. Accessed 2/15/01: http://babel.uoregon.edu/ortesol/. Quoting from the Website:
Oregon Teachers of English to Speakers of Other
Languages is a not-for-profit organization whose purposes
are to promote scholarship, to disseminate information,
to strengthen, at all levels, instruction and research in
the teaching of standard English to speakers of other
languages or dialects, and to cooperate in appropriate
ways with other groups having similar concerns.
SLART-L (Second Language Aquisition Research and Theory) [Online]. Accessed 2/15/01: http://paml.net/groupsS/slart-l.html. Quoting from the Website:
A network for those involved in or interested in
second or foreign language acquisition research and/or
teaching (SLART). This list is intended as a means of
forming a "community of scholars" in SLA. Individuals may
choose to discuss research in progress, "publish" papers
for feedback, solicit advice on teaching methods, etc.
Anyone interested in issues in second or foreign language
acquisition is encouraged to join.
Science Resources for ESL (Spanish-Speaking) Students [Online]. Accessed 5/9/01: http://www.canby.com/hemphill/fyispn1.htm.
This collection of online resources was
developed by Rosa Hemphill, a teacher in Canby, Oregon.
Tech-Tips [Online]. Accessed 2/15/01: http://www.orst.edu/dept/eli/prevtips.html.
Technology Tips of the Month from the English
Language Institute at Oregon State University. Includes
an extensive collection of resources.
TESL-L [Online]. Accessed 2/15/01: http://paml.net/groupsT/tesl-l.html.
Quoting from the Website http://www.usembassyjakarta.org/tesl-l.html:
TESL-L is a 24-hour electronic communications resource for anyone interested in the education of non-native English-speakers. TESL-L is available free to those with access to the BITNET or INTERNET telecommunications systems, which link TESL-L members in 46 countries.
TESL-L uses electronic mail to help members with similar teaching and/or research interest communicate fast and inexpensively to discuss items of mutual concern and to coordinate their teaching and research efforts more effectively. The speed. simplicity, and power of electronic mail give ESL/EFL professionals around the world a quick and efficient way to remain in touch with what's happening in the field. Members get the latest news and information about conferences, jobs, methods and materials, and they can "discuss" all of these with their colleagues TESL-L is supported by a grant from the US Department of Education Fund for the improvement of Post-Secondary Education (FIPSE) to develop and online database of TESL/TEFL materials and the creation of electronic "branches" for special interests.
TESOL [Online]. Accessed 2/15/01: http://www.tesol.org/. Quoting from the Website:
Whether it's making a difference in the lives of
your students, teaching newcomers to the field to be the
best they can be, or conducting research in the field of
ESL/EFL, TESOL is your link to the ESOL community.
As your professional association, TESOL understands your special needs in this unique field. We know there are people who think that if you speak English you can teach it, but we know better. TESOL knows that some of your colleagues are treated differently...and we know that it isn't fair. And, knowing you may be expected to be all things to all people, TESOL has developed the tools you need to be at your best no matter what your day brings.
TESOL CALL-IS [Online]. Accessed 2/15/01: http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~call/. Quoting from the Website:
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other
Languages Inc. is a not-for-profit worldwide professional
organization with headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia.
The Computer Assisted Language Learning Interest Section (CALL-IS) exists to define issues and standards in the field of computer-mediated language instruction, promote research and development in the area of computer-based language learning and disseminate information about CALL to ESL/EFL educators worldwide.
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