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Friday 16 April

Developing people and attending to form: an innovative CALL programme

Kevin Mark, Meiji University, Tokyo, Japan

Kevin Mark giving Computer SIG track talk, with image of menu page from his software programKevin Mark giving Computer SIG track talk, with image from his software programKevin Mark giving a Computer SIG track talk with image of student-generated material

Report by Geoff Taylor, Computer SIG Committee member


Kevin introduced Lexispace, a software application which he is developing, linked to ACE, an experimental English language teaching program. Lexispace is a kind of authoring program that can include both text-based and audio-visual materials. Exercises can be developed by teachers, and even by students.

The software is a Filemaker Pro application, and so works on both Windows and Macintosh platforms. A commercial release is planned in the future.


The software looked extremely promising, and was clearly already achieving positive results in Kevin's teaching context, and had also clearly won over strong support from his teaching colleagues. We welcome a speedy release to the wider public, with guidelines for use, and sample lesson plans or projects.

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