Dr. Orlando Kelm
"Innovative Technologies and Language Learning: Friend or Foe?"
In this presentation we review a number of recent applications and online programs that are designed and disseminated for foreign language learning. As we review them, we look at how they affect the role of a foreign language learner and a foreign language teacher. We also look at aspects of foreign language acquisition that are found (or not found) in the various sites, programs, and applications. The premise behind my argument is that when learners take a more active role in their own language learning, teachers take on a newer, broader role to guide students through the maze and mass of language learning materials. Teachers help add structure, direction, and realistic expectations for those who are learning a new language.
Dr. Orlando Kelm | The University of Texas at Austin | firstname.lastname@example.org