In today&#x2019;s webinar we&#x2019;re going to go over the findings of this new research I&#x2019;ve just finished called Global Trends in Language Learning in the Twenty-first century. We&#x2019;ll go over what&#x2019;s out and what&#x2019;s in. Then, you&#x2019;ll get some practical tips on how to have a twenty-first century language classroom in the coming school year.
I expect that the presentation should take about 20 to 25 minutes. Then we&#x2019;ll open the floor to questions. If that sounds good to you, click the green check mark or type &#x201C;yes&#x201D; into the chat box.
Before I get into the presentation, I&#x2019;d like to thank Steve and the folks at Elluminate for setting up this webinar for me and for making the technology available to you today free of charge.
Let&#x2019;s give them a round of applause! Click the applause button in the upper left hand corner or type &#x201C;clap, clap, clap&#x201D; into the chat box.
In exchange for providing Elluminate&#x2019;s services for free, Steve has asked that I record the session so it can be archived for others to access later on. So this is your head&#x2019;s up that today&#x2019;s session will be recorded.
And I have to acknowledge my colleagues at the Language Research Centre at the University of Calgary. This is a hub of language research in Canada and I&#x2019;m very grateful to be a Research Associate there.