The Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship

Training Resources For Language Instructors

 

Instructional Technology Training Resources

There are many different ways in which 'old' technologies such as film and new technologies such as video conferencing can be incorporated into language, literature, and culture classrooms. Please contact the language Learning Services Manager to discuss your course objectives and the kinds of technologies and activities that can help you meet your goals.

You can also learn a lot about how technology can be integrated into your courses by visiting the following pages maintained by the Freedman Center staff:

  • Faculty Showcase provides examples of how Case modern languages faculty are incorporating technology in their classrooms.

  • Sample Technologies and Activities provides examples of technologies and activities that can be used at different proficiency levels.

  • Technology Links provides a listing of great web sites that you can use to enhance your students' classroom learning experience.

These sites from external sources offer excellent training information:

  • Felix Kronenberg's "Boot Camp Manual" trains new foreign language educators to use various technologies in their teaching.

  • Oberlin's Language Lab Unleashed provides blogs and Podcasts on cutting edge technologies available for language instruction.

  • MERLOT: World Languages is an online resource site offering peer-reviewed electronic teaching materials for language teaching (visit their homepage for materials to use in teaching other subjects). Their Tips on Teaching World Languages with Technology provide many useful examples of how to incorporate media in your classroom. You can also find links to professional organizations and upcoming workshops focusing on communicative language teaching and technology uses.

Professional Organizations

Many professional organizations represent language educators and support thoughtful, innovative uses of technology. Attending their conferences will supply you with many ideas on how to integrate technology in your teaching:

  • ACTFL - American College of Teachers of Foreign Languages
  • CALICO - The Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium
  • IALLT- The International Association for Language Learning Technology

     

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