Teaching with Technology   In the  foreign languageclassroom
FL Program at SEM• Spanish and French• Three year requirement• Core levels    – introductory    – intermediate    – advanc...
Four target areas  Production   Comprehension• Speaking      • Listening• Writing       • Reading
Traditional speaking approaches   •   in-class discussion   •   reading of texts out loud   •   repetition of teacher prom...
Applying technology to speaking    • L           Link to Sophie’s video on YouTube
Voicethread• Program website• Sample Voicethread from an  Intermediate Spanish class
Applying technology to listening   • Authentic materials     –   music     –   videos and films     –   newscasts     –   ...
Applying technology to reading   • Authentic materials     – news     – blogs     – Yahoo! Answers   • Comprehension and d...
Applying technology to writing   • Traditional workbook exercises, fill in     the blank activities   • Online grammar exe...
Closing remarks• Instant access to materials and  feedback• Environmentally friendly• Materials can be backed up and  reus...
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Teaching with technology in the foreign language classroom

  1. 1. Teaching with Technology In the foreign languageclassroom
  2. 2. FL Program at SEM• Spanish and French• Three year requirement• Core levels – introductory – intermediate – advanced• AP Spanish and French Language and Culture• Post-AP Senior Electives• Immersion program• Tablet program and SMART board equipped rooms• Our goal – producing fluent speakers – well-versed in the culture of all the regions where French and Spanish are spoken
  3. 3. Four target areas Production Comprehension• Speaking • Listening• Writing • Reading
  4. 4. Traditional speaking approaches • in-class discussion • reading of texts out loud • repetition of teacher prompts • role playing games • debate • ALL DONE IN THE CLASSROOM
  5. 5. Applying technology to speaking • L Link to Sophie’s video on YouTube
  6. 6. Voicethread• Program website• Sample Voicethread from an Intermediate Spanish class
  7. 7. Applying technology to listening • Authentic materials – music – videos and films – newscasts – native speaker recordings • Lyrics Training • Listening comprehension practice in class and at home • Students answer comprehension questions based on the listening activity
  8. 8. Applying technology to reading • Authentic materials – news – blogs – Yahoo! Answers • Comprehension and discussion activities done in class or at home (using Audacity or Voicethread)
  9. 9. Applying technology to writing • Traditional workbook exercises, fill in the blank activities • Online grammar exercises – QUIA web – Study Spanish • Google Sites • Google Drive
  10. 10. Closing remarks• Instant access to materials and feedback• Environmentally friendly• Materials can be backed up and reused• Students can self and peer correct• Strengthens all four skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking
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