One of the important components of applied linguistics is to study how computers are used in language teaching. This paper tries to scan the three stages of computer-assisted language learning (CALL) development, the relationship between CALL and linguistic theories and research methods. The paper also discusses some practical issues on CALL in China.
Keywords: CALL, theoretical approaches, CALL research, CALL practice.
 Research Scholar, H M Patel Institute of English, Training and Research, Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar Anand, Gujarat. India.