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Computer-Assisted Language Learning in China: What Opportunities and Challenges Are We Facing? An Interview with Jianlin Chen

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Muqing Ma
Shanghai Polytechnic University, China


Abstract
Computer-assisted language learning (CALL) has developed rapidly in China in the past three decades, and its development history and future direction have been of interest to scholars around the world. Based on his own experience, Prof. Chen Jianlin gave a detailed explanation on the history of CALL in China, his viewpoints on language teaching, and the roles of teachers, students, and technology in CALL. Furthermore, he provided valuable insights into teacher development in CALL context. In the end, Professor Chen also offered an outlook on the future, believing that language teaching should be combined with artificial intelligence and smart learning.


Keywords
Computer-assisted language learning (CALL), artificial intelligence, smart learning