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Using Technology to Enhance Language Learning

Orange County CATESOL Conference, Chapman University, February 28, 1998

Enrich your students' English language learning experience by using word processors, videocameras, CD-ROMs, multimedia software, digital cameras, email, the World Wide Web and more! No matter whether the instructional focus is on listening, speaking, reading, or writing, you can use technology to enhance communication. This all-day workshop will offer ways to use computers and related technology to augment the learning process and widen educational horizons for learners young and old. Break-out sessions will allow participants to focus on technologies and language learning activities of their choice. Lunch will be served and publishers of ESL books and software will exhibit their wares.

Presenter Marsha Chan of Mission College is an activist in integrating technology in instruction, both on campus and in distance education settings. Besides having published a pronunciation book, audiotapes and videotapes, she is well-versed in many computer software applications. Her instructional experience includes traditional classrooms, distance education environments, and faculty development workshops. She has created an extensive web site for the ESL department at her college, from which users can access information and course material.

The preregistration fee includes both the workshop and the buffet lunch. For additional information abou thte conference, please contact Jane Rinaldi at (714) 996-6885 or Van Dees at (714) 249-8996.

Graduate-level credit is available. Contact Dr. Allan Lifson at (714) 646-9696.

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