Table 1. Focus questions for examining the language of CALL tasks

Aspect of the language Focus question
Input Is it modified (e.g., simplified or elaborated) to make it "comprehensible"?
Is it marked to focus the learner's attention?
Output Does it contain interlanguage forms which the learner corrects in subsequent output?
Interaction Is negotiation of meaning achieved through interaction?
Is the interaction adapted or modified to focus on form by including corrections?
reference to previous discourse?
requests for target language reference materials?


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