Technology in the L2 Curriculum

ISBN-10: 0132385120

ISBN-13: 9780132385121

Edition: 2013

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Part of theTheory and Practice in Second Language Classroom Instructionseries whichexamines issues in teaching and learning in language classrooms.The topics selected and the discussions of them draw in principled ways on theory and practice in a range of fields, including second language acquisition, foreign language education, educational policy, language policy, linguistics, and other areas of applied linguistics.  Technology in the L2 Curriculum targets current or future language instructors who desire to refine their skills in the use of digital tools for language teaching and learning. It aims to guide instructors in effective computer-assisted language learning practices--from theoretical and pedagogical perspectives--as they actively integrate technology in the language curriculum.Competitors:  McGraw Hill, Cengage, Oxford University Press and Cambridge University Press Professional SeriesAppropriate for:   Language Methods-intended for current and future foreign language teaching professionals
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List price: $36.80
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 9/12/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.30" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Overview
Defining Terms
History of Language Learning and Technology
Early Language Laboratories (1960s-2000s)
Early Methodologies
Traditional Roles of Learners and Instructors
Role of Computers and Limitations of Technology
Interface versus Interaction
Modern Smart Classrooms or E-Classrooms
Technical Considerations
Conclusion
Practical Work
Suggestions for Further Reading
Evaluating and Using Software, Online Applications, and Hardware
Overview
Evaluation
Early CALL Applications
Methodical Evaluation
Underlying Assumptions
The Learners
The Instructor
The Language and Culture
The Learning Process
Goals
Content
Technical Requirements
Copyright Laws and the Internet
Public Domain
Fair Use
The TEACH Act
Obtaining Copyright Permission
Technical Considerations
The Learning Curve
Conclusions
Practical Work
Suggestions for Further Reading
The World Wide Web
Overview
History of the Web
Understanding the Web
Understanding URL Addresses
Finding and Using What You Need
Using Web Pages for Teaching
Publishers' Pages
Dictionaries, Online Translation, and Academic Research
Corpus/Concordance Activities
Free Surfing
WebQuests
Class Presentations
Online Portfolios
Suggestions for Teaching with the Web
Follow-up Activities
Additional Uses for the Web
Class Management
Professional Development
Technical Considerations
Practical Work
Suggestions for Further Reading
Theories of Second Language Acquisition
Overview
SLA Theories
Property Theories
Transition Theories
Environmental Theories
Technology and Second Language Acquisition
A Brief History of SLA and Typology of CALL
Practical Work
Suggestions for Further Reading
Activity- and Task-Based Teaching for Technologically Enhanced Classrooms
Overview
Sociocultural Theory and CALL
Activity, Task, and Exercise
Types of Tasks in a CALL Environment
Participation Structures
Practical Work
Suggestions for Further Reading
National and International Standards in Teaching with Electronic Media
Overview
National Standards for Foreign Language Learning
Communication
Cultures
Connections
Comparisons
Communities
ISTE NETS-S
Creativity and Innovation
Communication and Collaboration
Research and Information Fluency
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
Digital Citizenship
Technology Operations and Concepts
ACTFL Teacher Standards
Language, Linguistics, Comparisons
Cultures, Literatures, Cross-Disciplinary Concepts
Language Acquisition Theories and Instructional Practices
Integration of Standards into Curriculum and Instruction
Assessment of Languages and Cultures
Professionalism
ISTE NETS-T
Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity
Design and Develop Digital-Age Learning Experiences and Assessments
Model Digital-Age Work and Learning
Promote and Model Digital Citizenship and Responsibility
Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership
Practical Work
Suggestions for Further Reading
Synchronous Computer-Mediated Communication
Overview
Synchronicity and Tools for Synchronous CMC
MOO
Internet Chat
SMS, Text Messaging, or Texting
Instant Messaging
VoIP
Face-To-Face vs. CMC
Teaching Principles for Synchronous CMC
Preparing for Chat
The Task
Limit the Number of Participants
Have Specific Time Limits
Identify a Clear Goal that Students can Complete in the Time Allotted to Them
Help Latecomers and/or Those Who Weren't Paying Attention
Use the Transcripts
Technical Considerations
Fonts
Chat Customs
Conclusion
Practical Work
Suggestions for Further Reading
Asynchronous Computer-Mediated Communication
Overview
Asynchronous Tools
Email
Intranet Email Exchanges
Internet Email Exchanges
Listservs
Discussion Boards
Clarifying the Task
Monitoring
FAQs
Micropublishing
Blogs
Microblogs
RSS Feeds
Vodcasts and Podcasts
Wikis and Social Networking Sites
Technical Considerations
Practical Work
Suggestions for Further Reading
Computer-Based Language Testing
Overview
Purpose of Testing
Characteristics of Online Assessment
Reliability
Validity
Delivery
Presentation
Scoring
Washback
Creating Computer-Based Tests
Surveys
Exercises
Tests
Automatic Scoring of Tests
Constructed-Response Tests
Disadvantages in CALT
The Future of CBT
Technical Considerations
Practical Work
Suggestions for Further Reading
Alternative Assessment: Projects, Performances, and ePortfolios
Overview
Traditional vs. Alternative Approaches
Integrated Performance Assessment
Projects
Planning
Production
Evaluation
ePortfolios
LinguaFolio
Contents
Assembling the ePortfolio
Checklists and Rubrics
Technical Considerations
Practical Work
Suggestions for Further Reading
The Future of CALL
Overview
Trends in Evaluation
Internet Trends
Task-Related Trends
Trends in Communication
Trends in Assessment
Appendix A
Overview of Evaluation Criteria
Works Cited
Index
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