Date: 20th March 2015
National Seminar Series 2014-15
LC1-016, Languages Building, 2.30pm.
Digital resources to support the development of oral and aural skills
Presenters (please include institutional affiliation)
Dr. Rocío Baños University College London
Dr. Marta Giralt Universitat de Barcelona / University of Limerick
The paradigm shift for teachers using Web2.0 tools involves rethinking and redesigning the teaching and learning relationship and calls for new teaching-learning practices. Some argue that the success of the introduction of online technologies is in great part due to how well teachers deal with the new ideas and implement them with their learners. If the role of the teacher is paramount to success in students' learning, we, as teachers' trainers, need to facilitate the transition to the digital age for language teachers.
To this end, this event will offer training that will:
This seminar will thus provide the basic awareness, knowledge and competence required to use innovative tools promoting the development of oral and aural skills.
It will be delivered by two presenters:
Part 1, presented by both our speakers Marta Giralt and Rocío Baños, will consist of a general introduction to the integration of digital resources and their use to foster oral and aural competences.
Part 2 will focus on the presentation of three online applications which can promote the development of oral and aural skills amongst learners:
For all three applications, case studies will be presented and discussed.
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