Teaching with technology in the foreign language classroom
Teaching with Technology In the foreign languageclassroom
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
Four target areas Production Comprehension• Speaking • Listening• Writing • Reading
Traditional speaking approaches • in-class discussion • reading of texts out loud • repetition of teacher prompts • role playing games • debate • ALL DONE IN THE CLASSROOM
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 – native speaker recordings • Lyrics Training • Listening comprehension practice in class and at home • Students answer comprehension questions based on the listening activity
Applying technology to reading • Authentic materials – news – blogs – Yahoo! Answers • Comprehension and discussion activities done in class or at home (using Audacity or Voicethread)
Applying technology to writing • Traditional workbook exercises, fill in the blank activities • Online grammar exercises – QUIA web – Study Spanish • Google Sites • Google Drive
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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