Web-VOCAL: A Comprehensive CALL-EFL Reading Development Program for Academic Purposes Utilizing Internet Resources
Richard Gilbert, Kumamoto Gakuen University, Japan ; Ryoji Matsuno, Prefectural University of Kumamoto, Japan ; Yutaka Tsutsuni, Kumamoto Gakuen University, Japan
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Denver, Colorado, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-45-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Web-VOCAL is a VOcabulary Concordance and Academic Lexis CALL design with integrated web browser functions. Web-VOCAL has concordance and collocation features particularly relevant for study in EFL courses oriented toward the comprehension of factual information: using web-VOCAL a student is able to sort a text for vocabulary types, find word-frequencies and collocations, and use up to four default corpora. Word-families can be displayed throughout a text. Words, phrases and concepts can be searched in dictionaries and through the Internet utilizing site links defined in the program. Internet web pages can be stripped of html tags, converted to text (.txt) files and collocated in various ways. The goal of the program is to enable vocabulary study to be further integrated into English for Academic Purposes (EAP) reading classes, encouraging accelerated comprehension of the target academic language by the student.
Gilbert, R., Matsuno, R. & Tsutsuni, Y. (2002). Web-VOCAL: A Comprehensive CALL-EFL Reading Development Program for Academic Purposes Utilizing Internet Resources. In P. Barker & S. Rebelsky (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2002--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 618-623). Denver, Colorado, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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