December 29, 2010

Technology and Language Teaching

If you want to learn more about technology and its applications in language teaching, there are some excellent websites and blogs to support you.

The ICT4LT website is a collection of training modules in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) for Language Teachers. It was initiated with funding provided in 1999-2000 by the European Commission and has been regularly updated ever since. It’s a great place to go for explanations and tips especially for language teachers:

The ICT4LT website has a companion blog, which aims to keep language teachers up to date with new developments in the use of ICT in language teaching and learning. Visit the blog (and subscribe to an RSS feed if you so desire) at

Joe Dale’s blog, Integrating ICT into the MFL classroom, is full of practical tips and advice on using ICT to enhance the teaching of modern foreign languages. Visit it at

Nik's Quick Shout is another blog that is full of tips for using technology for learning English as a second language. The resources described in this blog can be used to teach any language:

Larry Ferlazzo recently posted “The Best Guides For Helping Teachers Develop Personal Learning Networks.” In his words, “Personal Learning Networks (PLN) is the phrase often used to describe connections that educators develop with other educators throughout the world by using online social media.” Read his list at

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