Integrating corpus-based CALL programs in teaching English through children's literature
AbstractThis paper presents particular pedagogical applications of a number of corpus-based CALL (computer assisted language learning) programs such as CONTEXTS and CLOZE, MATCHUP and BILINGUAL SENTENCE SHUFFLER , in the teaching of English through children's literature. An elective course in Taiwan for school students aged 17-18, based on a classic text in English children's literature, was developed specifically to assist these learners. The pedagogy for the study reflected the Noticing Theory, the Communicative Approach, and the Data-driven Learning Approach. It is hoped that the course can indicate ways of enriching the usual routine classroom teaching by introducing activities that offer a more communicative purpose for students' language learning.