ABSTRACT

The papers included in this volume concern Computer-Assisted Language Learning ( C A L L ) , and are a selection of those presented at the conference Language Teaching and Language Technology, held on Apr i l 28-29, 1997 at the University of Groningen. The conference was organized to promote an exchange of ideas on how best to harness language technology to improve language teaching. The conference organizers felt that communication would be useful on the one hand to language educators, who need to understand language technologies if they are to use applications built on them intelligently, and on the other to language technologists, who ought to understand the needs of end users and customers in this application area. More specifically, we questioned why it was that existing C A L L programs and packages seemed to make little use of language technology.