DC4LT launches the digital competence assessment survey for language teaching during the pandemic

Exploring how the pandemic affected digital competences of language teachers

The pandemic affected education differently in different subjects. We are exploring how it affected language education in our survey.

Take the DC4LT Pandemic survey (time commitment 10-15 minutes)!

Aim

In this survey, we ask you to assess your digital competences and skills in using technologies in language teaching.

Our goal is to identify:

  • language teachers’ digital competences needed in order to teach online and/or in a blended format
  • language teachers’ training needs
  • the available ICT tools (infrastructure) used in teacher’s institutions
  • the methodologies teachers use or would like to use for language teaching online or in classrooms.

Why this survey

The European Commission is promoting various initiatives aimed at increasing training of digital skills, modernizing education across Europe, harnessing digital technologies for learning and for the recognition and validation of skills, and anticipating and analyzing skills needs. Despite several European initiatives promoting digital skills, the current level of digital competences among Europeans is rather low.

In 2019 we launched our original Digital Competence Assessment survey for language teachers, administration staff, policymakers, and other stakeholders. The results of this Survey are now published in the report Digital Competences in Language Education: Teachers’ Perspectives, Employers’ Expectations, and Policy Reflections.

We are launching the Survey for the second time in an almost unamended form in order to analyze how the situation has changed due to the pandemic challenges.

We will use the results to produce guidelines and tools to help teachers efficiently use available technologies in their blended and online language teaching.

Who should answer

The survey is designed primarily for language teachers, but also for administration staff, policy makers and other stakeholders who are directly or indirectly involved in language teaching at any level, at any type of organization and in any place in the world.

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