Want to create more offer digital opportunities in your teaching? Start with your syllabus, look for digital opportunities, and then find the software and hardware to enable their integration into your course.
In the first article on this subject, we looked at the importance of learning foreign languages, and suggested some new technologies that might help in the process. This week we continue the discussion with a look at how these technologies mesh with what we know about language learning.
To thrivein a global marketplace, we need to understand the role of language. Themonolingual worker is at a disadvantage today, and will be more so in the future. And yet a majority of American youth are not studying a foreignlanguage, and few become fluent in anything but their native tongue. We need tofix this, and technology can help.
Students attend school not simply to practice the technology techniques they already know, but to learn new modes of analysis and to see how they can use those familiar tools to dig deeper and see further. To grow in that way, they need to couple their technical facility with the guidance of a wise faculty.