iTILT, Interactive Teaching in Languages with Technology, is a professional development project to support interactive approaches to language teaching with classroom technologies. The project builds on a previous project involving 44 teachers of 6 languages at 4 different educational levels in 7 countries, all using the IWB for language teaching. An open educational web resource was developed which includes over 250 video clips of IWB-mediated language teaching practice (http://itilt.eu); we also published a collective volume with case studies of IWB use in language education (Cutrim Schmid & Whyte, 2014) and a research monograph focusing on collaborative action research in a task-based framework (Whyte, 2015).
The new three year project moves beyond the IWB to focus on developing effective teaching and learning of second languages with a wider range of new and emerging interactive technologies (such as tablets, smartphones and video). It involves supporting teachers in task-based approaches to technology integration though observation, reflection and sharing via an online community of practice.
We will briefly present ways to exploit iTILT’s currently available resources in teacher education and continuing professional development (Koenraad et al., 2013) and report on the interim results of the new project, including examples of technology-mediated language tasks.
LPM Saarland: Links to slides, resources, and activities from webinar, 21 November 2016
Shona Whyte, Université Nice Sophia Antipolis, France.
Ton Koenraad, TELLConsult, Netherlands
- iTILT: interactive technologies in language teaching itilt.eu
2.Task-based language teaching
- Criteria for TBLT
- ITILT video examples (video selfie exchange, video report, video communication)
3. ITILT 2: Interactive Teaching In Languages with Technology www.itilt2.eu
LPM Saarland: Links to slides, resources, and activities from webinar, 21 November 2016, including
- presentation slides
- 90 minute webinar recording (Adobe Connect)
- video feedback activities with participant input (Padlet)
- links to participant background questionnaire (Google Forms – see below)