Diversity in CALL Learner Training
Phil Hubbard and Ken Romeo
Stanford University Language Center
This presentation reviews two dimensions of diversity in CALL learner training. The first, diversity in the learner training process, is informed by a framework that distinguishes technical, strategic, and pedagogical training as well as the timing and the style of the training. The second dimension, diversity in the learners themselves, is first discussed in general terms with respect to relevant literature. Examples are then given of group and individual diversity using data from student reports and recordings of tutorial sessions in an advanced ESL listening course. Suggestions for incorporating learner training while accommodating learner diversity are offered.
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