Welcome to the website of TISLID'10, to be held at the Universidad
Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED), Madrid, 21-22 October 2010.
Over the last decade, research on language teaching/learning has led
to an outstanding proliferation of technological applications. Many of
these are oriented towards restricted professional and academic
contexts of use as a reflection of real world demands for language
tuition. The multiple divergences of such specialized linguistic
domains with respect to general or standard languages require a
dedicated perspective for the computer-based teaching and processing of
what are also referred to as LSPs (Languages for Special Purposes).
Hence, the ATLAS research group (http://atlas.uned.es), which has been working for over a decade in the field of CALL (Computer Assisted Language Learning), is happy to host a research event which offers an opportunity to exchange knowledge and experiences and promote face-to-face academic debate on effective and innovative ways to design and develop CALL systems grounded in linguistic, pedagogic and technological principles.
ATLAS is currently investigating the way in which face-to-face English language classes can be optimally complemented by innovative ICALL software based upon the Systemic Functional Linguistics approach, integrated with the notional-functional syllabus model in the CEFR and a cognitive and social constructivist pedagogic framework, which enables a combination of individual and collaborative learning. In previous projects undertaken by the research group, all the software has been developed by the team, including the online learning environment; now, the e-Learning platform LAMS is being used (due to the many advantages it offers for this purpose), together with an intelligent diagnostic mechanism developed by the group.
For further information please contact: TISLID@adm.uned.es