Foreign Language Teaching Methods: Technology | TELT |

"Professional development modules for foreign language instruction at the high-school and college levels."


Shona Whyte:

Orlando Kelm of the University of Texas presents a four-lesson module for foreign language teaching training on technology in the FL classroom.  The four lessons involve:


1 Time on Task
Presents how technology can aid in the learning of foreign languages by providing learners with increased time on task.


2 Context
Explores how the effective use of technology has the potential of creating a context for language learning situations.


3 Chunks and Scripts
Demonstrates how technology can play a role in providing learners with the "chunks" and "scripts" that people use in actual speech.


4 Input vs. Intake
Discusses how technology can provide learners with increased exposure to a foreign language, but more importantly, it can also serve to increase a learner's conscious awareness of what is heard.