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Technology in language teaching

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A presentation for English Language Teachers who want to integrate.

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Technology in language teaching

  1. 1. Technology in Language Teaching Teachers’ Training Summer Course ROSA SENSAT by Lauro Delgado
  2. 2. a)The use of computers in FLT & FLL 1950s... CAI 1960s... CALL (higher education) 1970s... CASLA (personal computers) 1983... CALICO 1886... EuroCALL 1998... WorldCALL Chapelle, C.A. (2001). Computer applications in Second Language Acquisition. Foundations for teaching, testing and research. Cambridge. Applied Linguistics. WWW access to authentic material the new literacies the key = teacher training new teacher and learner roles
  3. 3. JOURNALS: history of CALL
  4. 4. b) What do experts say? Advances in technology and increased user-friendliness will break down resistance to ICT... Improved pedagogy will facilitate 'blended' learning... The present fascination with technology will fade... Increasing use is being made of ICT for content research and immediate communication needs... How can the media systematically aid language acquisition and learning? but... http://ec.europa.eu/education/policies/lang/doc/ict.pdf ...from passive consumption of ready-made programmes to independent building of content...
  5. 5. c) Technology facilitates a learner-centred approach... http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0012/001295/129533e.pdf Classroom activity... ... ... ... Interactive Teacher role... ... ... ... ... ... Collaborator/ learner Instructional emphasis... ... . Relationships, inquiry and invention Demonstration of success... . Quality of understanding Technology use... ... ... ... Communication, access, collaboration, expression
  6. 6. d)Why the use of ICT will become a normal part of ELT? 1.Internet access is becoming increasingly available to learners. 2.Younger learners are growing up with technology, and it is natural and integrated part of their lives. 3.English, as an international language,is being used in technologically mediated contexts. 4.Internet presents us with new opportunities for authentic tasks and materials.
  7. 7. 5.The internet offers opportunities for collaboration and communication. 6.Learners and parents expect schools to integrate technology into learning. 7.Technology offers new ways for practising language and assessing performance. 8.Technology is becoming increasingly mobile. 9.Using a range of ICT tools can give learners exposure to and practice all of the 4 main language skills.
  8. 8. However... NEW TEACHING AND LEARNING DO NOT AUTOMATICALLY LEAD TO A NEW CULTURE OF LEARNING... THE ADOPTION OF ICT SHOULD REPRESENT A COMPLEMENT AND ADDITION TO PRESENT MODELS...
  9. 9. e) Attitudes to technology... technophobes technogeeks Where do you stand?
  10. 10. 'I can never get into the computer room in class time -it's always being used...'
  11. 11. 'I don't know anything about technology...'
  12. 12. 'Using computers isn't interactive... My students could do computer work at home...'
  13. 13. 'My students know so much more about computers than I do' Digital 'Natives' Invade the Workplace
  14. 14. 'I'd like to use computers more, but preparing materials is so time consuming !!! '
  15. 15. 'It's always good to have a backup plan that doesn't require the use of technology !'

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