Fostering language learner autonomy via adaptive conversation tutors

@inproceedings{Shawar2007FosteringLL,
  title={Fostering language learner autonomy via adaptive conversation tutors},
  author={Dr Bayan Abu Shawar and Eric Atwell},
  year={2007}
}
CALL can be a route to learner autonomy, allowing students to use PC-based software to learn individually, without need of class or teacher. However, language is above all a medium for communication, implying a dialogue of two or more participants: although CALL can provide exercises and lessons in grammar, vocabulary, writing skills etc, it might seem that conversation practice still calls for a teacher, or at least fellow students. 

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