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    Computers in the Classroom

    Do you find that most of your colleagues are excited about using computers.? Or do you think that computers are no more than an expensive gimmick. Maybe you fee that CALL (Computer Assisted Language Learning) is only relevant for developing...

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    I'm not a teacher, so please consider any advice I give in that context.

  2. ensenarIngles
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    I think that computers in the classroom are unnecessary. My ESL program had to fight long and hard to get textbooks which only cost about $20-30 per student. A computer costs at least $400 (www.e4me.com) with most people spending more. The money can be better spent by hiring more teaching personnel, helpers, and buying written reading materials.

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    It depends on the set-up. All schools and colleges here in the UK are linked up and have good IT facilities.

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