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Software Selection: A Primer on Sources and Evaluation

Issue: Vol 21 No. 1 (2004)

Journal: CALICO Journal

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DOI: 10.1558/cj.v21i1.29-40


As instructional technology becomes more integrated into the foreign language curriculum language teachers are increasingly being called upon to make software acquisition decisions. However, not all teachers have the knowledge or experience to make decisions of this kind. This article provides guidance about making such decisions by (a) identifying sources of foreign language software, including specialist vendors, textbook publishers, software retails, and university language resource centers; (b) indicating sources of foreign language software reviews, including journals and other sources; and (c) outlining essential procedures of software evaluation.

Author: Jack Burston

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