Language learning techlogy has made rapid advances in the last ten years and w embraces t only traditional techlogical aids, such as the audiocassette recorder and overhead projector, but also interactive videodiscs and computer networks. This collection of papers, most of which were presented at the 1989 Man and the Media Symposium at the Goethe-Institute, London, is a representative cross-section of current trends in language learning techlogy. It includes papers on computer assisted language learning, the use of video material and television subtitling, computerized dictionaries and takes a new look at the language laboratory.
The Editors: Graham Davies studied German and French in London and Hamburg in the 1960s and developed an interest in computers and languages in the 1970s. He is now a Professor and Director of the Language Centre at the Polytechnic of West London.Michael Hussey took a first degree in Chinese Studies at the University of Leeds in the 1970s and a masters degree in computer science in 1990. He now works in the Language Centre at the Polytechnic of West London.