As well as providing a change in pace, activity and location, Computer Assisted Learning (CAL), fosters cooperation and peer teaching amongst students leaving the teacher free to monitor. There is a vast variety of activities available, many of which are both stimulating and motivating. CAL is a more flexible tool than other written materials because many programs allow for teacher authoring, meaning that exercises can be tailor-made to an individual class or culture, and the field itself is expanding and evolving in the fields of both hardware and software. As well as providing a fun classroom activity, with the possibility of integration with other language skills, CAL can also be used for testing and as an excellent student self-access tool.
Setting up a Computer Assisted Language Learning Centre
Students can also access a wide variety of English practice apps. on their Smartphones or IPads. Here is a list of some free apps.