An Interview with Ohio University Associate Professor of CALL Greg Kessler
Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) is a broad field of immense contemporary concern in language (teacher) education. On behalf of the Bellaterra Journal of Teaching & Learning Language & Literature, Victoria Antoniadou, had the great pleasure and privilege of an online interview with a pioneer in this field, Associate Professor of CALL in the Department of Linguistics at Ohio University, Dr. Greg Kessler. His passion and empirical knowledge of this field generated a rich and insightful talk on the potential of CALL for contemporary language education, including language teacher education. He shared his research experiences with language teacher preparation programs in the US and the world; and knowledge about the attempts currently being made to explore and take advantage of the vast potential that this field has to offer to pedagogical innovation.
Keywordsinterview, CALL, TEFL, language teaching
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