Communicative approaches in computer-assisted language instruction (CALl)

Jannie Botha

Abstract


This article maintains that software for computer-assisted language instruction is
largely dominated by audio-lingual approaches, with their emphasis on drill-andpractice,
structural drill and manipulation of discrete items. The writer pleads for a
communicative approach in the design of software: present-day hardware is capable of
handling such materials, which place the computer in the position of equal partner
with the student in a simulated inter-communicative setting.
Hierdie artikel beweer dat programmatuur vir rekenaargesteunde taalonderrig
grootliks oorheers word deur oudio-linguale benaderings, met die klem op driloefening,
strukturele dril en die manipulering van afsonderlike items. Die skrywer bepleit
'n kommunikatiewe benadering tot die ontwerp van programmatuur, aangesien die
apparatuur tans beskikbaar, geskik is vir die hantering van sulke materiaal, wat die
rekenaar die student sy ewekniee maak in 'n gesimuleerde, inter-kommunikatiewe
situasie.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5785/4-1-465

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