Technology and the future of language teaching

Technology and the future of language teaching INTRODUCTIONWe are living in a time with unprecedented opportunities to communicate with others in authentic and compelling linguistically and culturally contextualized domains. In fact, language teachers today are faced with so many fascinating options for using technology to enhance language learning that it can be overwhelming. Even for those who are inclined to experiment with emerging technologies, it can be challenging to identify which resources, tools, or Web sites may best fit a particular lesson, activity, or goal. We are also teaching students who expect us to use social technologies in ways that align with their established social practices. In fact, such technology use has become so ubiquitous in our daily lives that the absence in our classroom is quite noticeable. Many of the most compelling opportunities are situated within the same global social and technology trends that have become commonplace in our daily lives, including social media, artificial intelligence, big data, and augmented reality. These technologies are familiar to many of us, and learning to use them for our personal lives has become an expected societal norm. However, using them for language teaching is often overlooked. Unfortunately, many language teachers are unfamiliar with the extensive body of research http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Foreign Language Annals Wiley

Technology and the future of language teaching

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Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company
Copyright
© 2018 by American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
ISSN
0015-718X
eISSN
1944-9720
D.O.I.
10.1111/flan.12318
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Abstract

INTRODUCTIONWe are living in a time with unprecedented opportunities to communicate with others in authentic and compelling linguistically and culturally contextualized domains. In fact, language teachers today are faced with so many fascinating options for using technology to enhance language learning that it can be overwhelming. Even for those who are inclined to experiment with emerging technologies, it can be challenging to identify which resources, tools, or Web sites may best fit a particular lesson, activity, or goal. We are also teaching students who expect us to use social technologies in ways that align with their established social practices. In fact, such technology use has become so ubiquitous in our daily lives that the absence in our classroom is quite noticeable. Many of the most compelling opportunities are situated within the same global social and technology trends that have become commonplace in our daily lives, including social media, artificial intelligence, big data, and augmented reality. These technologies are familiar to many of us, and learning to use them for our personal lives has become an expected societal norm. However, using them for language teaching is often overlooked. Unfortunately, many language teachers are unfamiliar with the extensive body of research

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Foreign Language AnnalsWiley

Published: Jan 1, 2018

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