9780132385121

Technology in the L2 Curriculum

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  • ISBN13:

    9780132385121

  • ISBN10:

    0132385120

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/12/2012
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

Part of the Theory and Practice in Second Language Classroom Instructionseries which examines 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 Series Appropriate for:   Language Methods-intended for current and future foreign language teaching professionals

Author Biography

Stayc DuBravac received a BA from Brigham Young University, an MA and PhD in French and second language acquisition from the Pennsylvania State University. He joined the Department of Modern and Classical Languages at the University of Kentucky in 2005 where he directs the Program in Teaching World Languages and the serves as the chair of the Program in Applied Linguistics. He has published a number of books, articles, videos, and software ancillaries that explore the possibilities, advantages, and the disadvantages of computer-assisted language learning. He enjoys speaking French, Chinese, and Spanish.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Evaluating and using software, webware, and hardware

Chapter 3: The World Wide Web

Chapter 4: Theories of Second Language Acquisition

Chapter 5: Activity and Task-based Teaching for Technologically-enhanced Classrooms

Chapter 6: The National and International Standards

Chapter 7: Synchronous Computer-mediated Communication

Chapter 8: Asynchronous Computer-mediated Communication

Chapter 9: Computer-based Language Testing

Chapter 10: Alternative Assessment: Projects, Performances, and ePortfolios

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