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Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) Experience of my E-Pal Final Project and Presentation Name: Blake Kuo Student Number: A9415056 Instructor: Shuli-lai Outline • My E-Pal • English usages I learned • Cultural gap or similarities I found • How I was different due to project •My frustration and final reflection • Conclusion Detail of my E-Pal 1 • Name: Shierly • Nickname: Ruka • Nationality:Perth,Australia • Age: 26 • Vocation: Student (Postgraduate) • Gender: Female • Descent: Chinese • Number of mail: 8 • Duration: 2006-10-16 to present Detail of my E-Pal 2 • Name: Emely Alfaro • Nickname: Eme • Nationality: NY,US • Age: 44 • Vocation: Executive Assistant • Gender: Female • Number of mail: 4 • Duration: 2006-10-27 to present Usage Unit • Greetings: • Dear Mr/Mrs XXX 、 What‘s cooking? 、In the middle of something? What‘s up? 、What’s going on? 、Keeping busy? How have you been? • Colloquial Languages: • It’s been a while 、 Sth + was hell 、Same old, Same old、Meet up with someone 、Let me get that 、Right behind you、 Hit on、Get in (into) your pants、What’s the rush? Cultural gap or similarities I found • Differences ： Privacy Restaurant manners Financial affairs • Similarities ： Affinity Western men are the same as Eastern men in sex. Different due to this project • It destroyed my traditional idea in English • I have a habit to read English article every week • Let me have world view before I started this project. My frustration and final reflection • It was very difficult that I kept the contact with my E-Pal. • I understood English how I use it in my life. • I would see the guidepost When I walked on the road Conclusion • I have more foreign experience due to project • I studied some usage Colloquial Languages • Respect is the best way that we make friends. • I try to get with English speaking • Keep walking and English is a tool.
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