Departmental Bulletin Paper パソコンを活用したランゲージラボの試み : メディア室における実践的な英語学習方式の提案
A Trial-Study on PC-Based Language Laboratory : Suggestions for Hands-on English Teaching at Media-Room

MIYAZAWA, Masayuki Massey

This study is based on an accumulation of experimental teaching of practical English at the language laboratory or the Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) class at Wako University. This researcher has used personal computers to have students read and record their oralreading in their computer at this CALL class on an experimental basis. In this paper, this researcher has first expressed the background and the purpose of this study. Then, he has described the recording feature of Windows personal computer and the procedures for its use, along with directions to the students in the classroom. Next, this researcher has applied oral reading and phonics study in this language laboratory, and described effective teaching methods in this classroom. How to check and evaluate the students' oral recording was also explained. Lastly, he has reported the students' feedback and achievement. Through these oral reading activities at the CALL class, the students have demonstrated positive attitudes toward English-study and later, they have expressed their strong intentions to study English further.

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