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Developing and integrating teacher competences in language acquisition, pedagogy and technology

My paper on "Developing and integrating teacher competences in language acquisition, pedagogy and technology."  (Actes du colloque FICEL sur l'évolution et professionalisation des enseignants de langues)

 

The paper discusses key competences required for teaching languages with technology, and concludes with examples of projects combining research, pedagogy and technology including:

 

"the EU lifelong learning project iTILT, Interactive Technologies in Language Teaching (Whyte, Cutrim Schmid & van Hazebrouck, 2011). In this project, language researchers and teacher trainers offer professional development in the use of the interactive whiteboard (IWB) to practising language teachers with learners at all levels. After initial training, class sessions at the board are filmed, and followed by debriefing sessions with both teachers and learners. Short video clips of selected lesson episodes are then presented on the project website together with lesson plans, lesson files, and teacher and learner commentary to aid other teachers in using the IWB for language teaching. The project website also includes a variety of related resources and dissemination tools, and as teacher training and data collection proceed, the project partners inform their networks of developments via blogs and social media. Thus teaching, training and research are closely interrelated as the project teachers develop their digital  and pedagogical skills, the researchers observe classroom interaction and teacher development, and trainers create resources for future professional development using feedback from the project teachers."

 

The iTILT website (http://itilt.eu) will soon go live, allowing language teachers and teacher educators access to this free open educational resource on the interactive whiteboard (IWB) in communicative language teaching.

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, April 12, 2013 6:16 AM

Communication au colloque DILTEC, 2011.

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Teacher Education for Languages with Technology / Formation des enseignants de langue avec les TICE
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Qu’est-ce qui s’est passé ? Des questions stéréotypées chez les apprenants du français

Qu’est-ce qui s’est passé ? Des questions stéréotypées chez les apprenants du français | TELT | Scoop.it
Despite a good command of the grammar and the pronunciation of one’s second language, a non-native speaker often remains identifiable by his way of formulating his utterances, which do not necessarily correspond to those formulations found to be natural by native speakers of his new language. Difficulties associated with what Bardovi-Harlig (2009) called conventional expressions are most particularly found in the area of pragmatics, and these difficulties have attracted more and more interest from researchers in second language acquisition. The current article contributes to this research trend with an examination of a corpus constiting of responses to a discourse completion task completed by native speakers of French and Anglophone learners of French, with the goal of identifying those linguistic sequences preferred by the two groups in their realization of the speech act of questionning. The results reveal important differences between the natives’ and nonnatives’ use of linguistic stereotypes in formulating questions. In particular, the nonnatives tend to establish a one-to-one association between a linguistic string and a type of question.
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Prononcer les langues : appel à contribution

Prononcer les langues : appel à contribution | TELT | Scoop.it
Le numéro est à paraître en mai 2019. Les résumés (3 pages) sont à envoyer avant le 1er avril 2018 aux adresses suivantes : gregory.miras@univ-rouen.fr ; laurence.vignes@univ-rouen.fr
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Language teachers’ perceptions on the use of OER language processing technologies in MALL

(2018). Language teachers’ perceptions on the use of OER language processing technologies in MALL. Computer Assisted Language Learning. Ahead of Print.
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Survey by Perez Paredes and colleagues suggests  FL teachers in UK and Spain support technology mediated learning in theory more than in practice, particularly with respect to mobile devices and more sophisticated corpus tools
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