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A new CALL limerick


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Kristin Lems sent a nice follow-up to the paper I posted on computer-assisted language learning (CALL). I applaud not only the sentiment, but also her ability to rhyme "listserv"! :-) Thanks, Kristin! (By the way, Kristin has some wonderful music, samples of which are available online. Check out her Website at mark

From: Kristin Lems <>
Subject: a new limerick needed for CALL
Date: Sat, 22 Jul 2000 18:06:45 -1000

great article...but we need a new limerick. It's not "folk process," but here's a start:

>Word has come down from the dean
>That by aid of the Computing Machine
> Young Oedipus Rex,
> Could have learned about sex,
>Without ever touching the queen.

Word has spread out through the listserv
CALL students can do more than just-surf
to be agents of change
is not farfetched or strange
Let us welcome the advent of this birth!

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