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Technology in the Foreign Language Classroom

Technology in the Foreign Language Classroom

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What technology have you used in teaching languages? Do you have any favorites? How about tips? Please share any programs, Web 2.0 tools, or other resources you have used in your classroom. Also, please share what level (beginner, intermediate, advanced) and age group (elementary, secondary, college) you teach.

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Jessica Haxhi's picture

A group of CT teachers just finished a week creating units and looking at various technology for the world language classrooms. This is the wikispace that we created during the institute with lots of links for teachers. We especially love Google Voice for getting students to call in various presentational assessment assignments from can save the messages, email them to parents, embed them on a wiki, or download them to your computer to save. We also love wikispaces in general for keeping in touch with students and parents...Here is our wiki about technology:
Here is the wikispaces website for our Japanese program at my school:

Nancy Hagstrom's picture

A colleague and I used a blog to have our classes communicate with each other - the blog was powerful because it was public, and multiple people could read and comment on posts at the same time. We did this in English, as a cultural acitivity, but are hoping to use it in upper level Spanish (I teach Spanish 1-4 at the high school level) next year.

Petra B.'s picture
Petra B.
High School German Teacher and Adult Education

Together with a professional software company I created fun Quiz Shows which can be used with a digital whiteboard, projectors or in a computer lab. We have games for various subjects....of course for German, too.
I use these with my students to review and practice basic vocabulary, as a class opener or closer. They love the games :-)
you can check them here and we are happy to customize games for you with your own content. Vielen Dank!

Elizabeth Reyes Viands's picture

I love to use flip video camara, projector & my ipod! I play music my students create a fashion show I use the flip video and them a play the video the next class for them they love it!! the power of the video is amazing! even those shy students would participate!!!

Elizabeth Reyes Viands's picture

I used to tech elementary this year is my first year teaching middle school, I am not sure which kind of techn. resources I would have. I want to try skype i think it would be really cool for my students! if anybody is interesting let me know skype is a cool tool for conversations, spelling (Spanish)

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