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Language students often struggle to understand the logic in foreign language grammar, reducing their ability to reproduce and create texts on their own. There are several reasons for this; everything from the methodology to lack of motivation might influence the situation. Since the 1980's, Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) has become one of the fastest-growing areas of development in language learning and teaching. Several point to new technology as a great possibility in the area of language learning. Can new technology available to practically all students enable them to improve their understanding of the logic behind languages? An alternative to the traditional ways of teaching grammar could be to focus "on the advantages provided by technology already available, [

. and] on how the teacher should utilize the fact that more and more students [

.] are bringing their own devices to class. There are certain advantages provided by usage of mobile technology in class that are difficult to achieve in other ways, like anonymity, engagement by all of the students, peer learning effects" and several others (Talmo & Einum, 2013, para. 3). This paper will provide methods, introduce a new software designed especially for the purpose and try to explain why and how this could improve grammar teaching in foreign languages. [For full proceedings, see ED565087.]

Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Computer Assisted Instruction, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Educational Benefits, English (Second Language), Computer Software, Grammar La Grange des Noyes, 25110 Voillans, France. e-mail: info[at]; Web site:

Author: Talmo, Tord; Einum, Even; Støckert, Robin


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