¿Qué es EUROCALL? EUROCALL Policy Document
- Information and Communication Technologies and multimedia applications
should be integral parts of all modern language curricula. They provide
teachers and learners with authentic materials and cultural information
and help to promote intercultural awareness and mutual understanding.
They should serve as learning tools and classroom resources rather
than instructional devices. EUROCALL will strive towards ensuing that
their exploitation is embedded in a principled and harmonious approach
to language teaching, taking the interests and the learning styles
of students as their point of departure.
- Since Information and Communication Technologies facilitate international
contacts amongst teachers and learners, EUROCALL will support activities
which focus on concepts of their exploitation and examples of good
practice in order to provide an educational framework so that teachers
and learners can fully benefit from the educational potential of telematics.
- The use of Information and Communication Technologies for distance
learning, both at national and international levels, should be promoted
in order to make educational provision more flexible and accessible
to a wide range of users. It is EUROCALLs intention to engage
in activities which will further this aspect of CALL & TELL.
- The key to the introduction and acceptance of Information and Communication
Technologies lies in teacher training. Information about and training
in appropriate uses of modern technologies as well as handling of
the necessary technical equipment is essential. EUROCALL will provide
an information network so that access to technical support and information
on how to integrate such media into their daily classroom practice
becomes available to all teachers of modern languages. Furthermore,
in addition to the conferences,
EUROCALL will support members in their efforts to run practical workshops
and initial and in-service teacher training programmes, and distribute
examples of good practice via the EUROCALL database.
- EUROCALL will continue its efforts to examine possibilities for
and foster continued co-operation between colleagues involved in the
development of Information and Communication Technologies and their
pedagogical application amongst its members. It will also encourage
the formation and strengthening of special interest groups within
EUROCALL devoted to promoting CALL & TELL in foreign language
- EUROCALL will give continued support to and co-operate with existing
networks and organisations world-wide in the area of language learning
and media exploitation.
EUROCALL Executive Committee