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Van Huyssteen 2007

Van Huyssteen, Gerhard B. 2007. “Designing an e-Learning system for language learning: a case study.” Innovations in E-learning, Instruction Technology, Assessment, and Engineering Education:105-110.

English: computer-assisted language learning, user-interface design

Afrikaans: gebruikerskoppelvlakontwerp, rekenaargesteunde taalonderrig

English: Within the South African context; e-learning provides various opportunities to contribute towards a multilingual society. This paper describes a new project; ICALLESAL (Intelligent Computer-Assisted Language Learning for Eleven South African Languages); where an e-learning system is being developed for the acquisition of the official South African languages. The paper commences by defining computer-assisted language learning (CALL) and intelligent computer-assisted language learning (ICALL) within the context of e-learning. The benefits of CALL within the South African context are discussed; with specific focus on how it could promote a culture of multilingualism; and also help towards bridging the Digital Divide in South Africa. In the subsequent section; the ICALLESAL system is discussed in more detail by presenting various technologies; content objects; and features of the system.


In: English

On: South African languages