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  1. 1. Using Technology to Assist Language Learning By Ian G.Morris
  2. 2. Goals and Objective  Goal: Students will learn about implementing technology to enhance language learning.  Objective: Given a presentation about language software, student will understand which applications and software are available to enhance language learning by answering questions.
  3. 3. Introduction:  Does anyone here want to try to learn a new language?  Which language would it be?  What are some traditional ways of learning?  Can anyone guess some ways learning a language has changed in the digital age?
  4. 4. Some Positive Attributes of Learning a Language  Positive effect on intellectual growth.  Leaves students with more flexibility in thinking, greater sensitivity to language, and a better way for listening.  Improves understanding of native tongue.  Opens the door to other cultures.  Increases job opportunities.
  5. 5. National Standards for Language Learning:  Current foreign language standards supports the use of technology to increase opportunities for communicative practice in three contexts—interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational.  The national standards for foreign language recommend communication, cultures, connections, comparisons, and communities. --Technology can provide avenues to bridge many of these requisites.
  6. 6. Technology and Language Development  Access to a variety of technologies, ranging from computer assisted instruction to interactive video, cd-rom, the internet, electronic mail, and the world-wide web will enhance language acquisition.  Technology offers vast possibilities for language development and connections to the cultures of the world where the target language is spoken.  Students can engage in conversations, provide/obtain information, express feelings and emotions and exchange opinions.
  7. 7. Some Technology for Language Instruction.  Software Packages :  Some good programs. Pronunciation practice BYKI (Before you know it) (record voice and compare it Free down load with10 to native speakers). lessons Native Speaker sounds/ $40 for extra lessons. images with visual cues. Listening/spelling skills. Rosetta Stone—3 Levels Normal textbook features. $550 (State Department)
  8. 8. Internet Sites (Free software)  Pronunciation Tutorials  Lessons  Grammar Tutorials  Courses  Vocabulary Tutorials  Audio  Verb Drills  Visuals  Podcasts/Newsletters  Study Guides  Word a day  Mp3 Files  Travel Helper  Burn lessons to disks  Online translators  Exercises
  9. 9. Interpersonal  Language students can establish an e-pal relationship with another student from target countries, and engage in rich, authentic discourse with peers in the target culture.  A site to explore for e-pals. CPAW (computer pals across the world). Other searches that conduct pen-pal sites (pen-pal, pen friend, international correspondence).
  10. 10. Procedures for E-Pals  Find at Least two pen-pals with whom you’d like to correspond.  Send them an introductory e-mail.  Include a description about yourself and why you want to correspond.  Don’t forget to mention how you obtained their e-mail.
  11. 11. Other Internet Resources  Links to Foreign Language Newspapers  Articles in target language.  Newscasts that allow the listener to hear broadcasts.  Chat Rooms  Links to other foreign language sites. (Museums, Games, Leisure).  Photos and Slideshows that guide translation
  12. 12. You Tube: Plenty of Practice  Real Language Lessons that are conducted by Native Speakers  Interesting snippets that are accompanied by foreign language.  Music in foreign language  Images of target culture/countries.
  13. 13. More ?  Recipes in Spanish or whatever language you’d like.  Inspiration—Make graphic organizers accompanied by images.  Television Channels in target language.  Podcasts/ Music in target language.  Electronic Translators.
  14. 14. Guided Practice:  If you were to build a language laboratory, what would you put in it?  Do you think that technology would be an integral part?  What’s your favorite technological apparatus?
  15. 15. Accommodations/Modifications  Learning Disabled: Provide a written outline to accompany lesson. Repeat directions if necessary. Monitor for understanding.  Extended Learning: ask students to find internet resources on their own by picking 4 sites that will help them learn.
  16. 16. Closure  Does anyone have something to add to the technological tools I’ve mentioned?  Are there any other questions?
  17. 17. Independent Practice  Go home, pick a language you want to learn.  Choose 5 technological tools to help you learn.  Establish an e-pal in your target country.
  18. 18. Evaluation  Check for understanding.  Ask questions.  Have students bring responses to independent practice the next class.