This semester I experienced a very intriguing and meaningful course named CALL. I found it very practical to leverage on my English learning career. I have learned quite a few refreshing stuffs from these beneficial websites or software such as different online dictionaries, corpus tools, Google syntax, TED talks, My ET to just name a few. The thing that has influenced me the most was my collocation problem since I knew the online dictionaries including Oxford, Cambridge and Longman. This is a progressive breakthrough for me to improve my weakness on English writing section. Moreover, I also loved to make good use of My ET to enhance my speaking skills. In Taiwan, there is no truly suitable environment for English learners to communicate with English so it is definitely a great opportunity to use My ET for strengthening the oral expression ability.
I did not know how important computer was before I took this course ! With the advancement of technology, I can amend our traditional learning method by experiencing these distinct and useful online resources. It is undoubtedly a plus on my journey of English. Learning may be a tough process, but I can add some absorbing materials to make it more colorful. As a result, these online materials play an important role in my English learning process. Why not give it a try and learn English happily? I learned a meaningful saying from TED talks that can best describe this course in this semester: "Success in one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration." We all need that one percent inspiration to spark our passion in the right direction and ninety-nine percent perspiration to lead us to success.
From now on, I have had a thorough understanding about how computer can affect and improve my learning by making good use of these precious resources. In fact, I did not know that a lot of digital devices can be beneficial in our learning career before I participated in this exploration of CALL. Knowing the exclusivity of CALL truly expand my horizon and enrich my mind. Although I might not continue writing on my blog, the process of experiencing everything about Computer Assisted Language Learning is irreplaceable and undeniable.