Technology as a Facilitator of Second Language Acquisition
Kimberly Tohill, Blue Mountain School District,, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Antonio, Texas, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-61-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
Technology and the Internet are tremendous assets in helping language teachers stay well informed of the dynamic topics that have an impact on the curriculum. These resources have provided language teachers with various mediums through which to integrate all of these major subjects into a coherent curriculum while allowing students to negotiate their own sense of meaning of the language. This presentation will demonstrate the advantages of using technology in the language classroom and the methodologies that facilitate second language acquisition. The presenter will demonstrate how technology can be incorporated into language education in a meaningful way that compliments and enhances the curriculum, without sacrificing content. Specific examples of practical technological applications may include, but are not limited to, digital photography, WebQuests, internet-based activities, virtual field trips, and podcasts.
Tohill, K. (2007). Technology as a Facilitator of Second Language Acquisition. In R. Carlsen, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2007--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2894-2899). San Antonio, Texas, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).