#Symposium 03 – Digitalisierung und Sprache : Language teaching goes digital
Prof. Dr. Euline Cutrim Schmid | Pädagogische Hochschule Schwäbisch Gmünd, Didaktik des Englischen
Euline Cutrim Schmid is a full professor of Applied Linguistics and TEFL at the University of Education Schwäbisch Gmünd. She has a PhD in Linguistics and an M.A. in Language Teaching from Lancaster University, U.K, and she also holds an M.A. in Applied Linguistics from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She has published and conducted research projects in the areas of computer assisted language learning, language teacher education and plurilingual approaches to foreign teaching and learning. Her recent books include Teacher Education in Computer Assisted Language Learning (Bloomsbury, 2017) and Teaching Languages with Technology (Bloomsbury, 2014, with Shona Whyte).
Abstract zum Vortrag:
This paper will draw on classroom-based research conducted in the framework of two European Projects (iTILT and iTILT2) to discuss the use of new technologies in the English as a foreign language (EFL) classroom. The main goal of the two projects was the development of open educational resources for language teachers in the area of task-based language learning with technology (http://www.itilt2.eu). The presentation will place special focus on three different technologies: interactive whiteboards, iPads and video-conferencing. It will provide illustrative examples of classroom tasks showing that the integration of these new technologies in the EFL classroom a) stimulated the development of strategies for reflective language learning and self-analysis b) enhanced learners’ multimodal, critical, and visual literacy and c) supported the acquisition of important media-based communication and collaboration skills.