The webinar is organized by DC4LT in partnership with the 14th International Conference on Innovation in Language Learning. The webinar is open to all participants of the conference, but also to anybody interested in the topic.

What to expect?

At the event Digital Skills, Assessment, and Training for Language Teachers 2021, the participants engage in three interactive sessions, each beginning with a presentation of different types of work done in the DC4LT project and finishing with a discussion.

Who should attend?

The event is designed primarily for researchers working in the area of computer-assisted language learning. The event is also highly relevant for language teachers and instructional designers who are interested in improving and sharing their skills and practices in using digital tools and materials.

Registration required

Participation in the event this year is through the Innovation in Language Learning conference. Registration is required.


Friday, 12 November 2021

16:40 Central European Time

DC4LT European project: aims and results


In this talk, we will present an overview of all DC4LT project results, including two surveys assessing how language teachers use digital technologies, two series of webinars for language teachers, digital materials for language teachers created in the project, and more.



Antonio Giordano

Pixel, Italy

17:05 Central European Time

DC4LT Digital Competence Assessment Framework for Language Teachers and Training Model


In this talk, we will present a new digital competence assessment framework specifically designed for language teachers. The design of the framework is based on a survey of assessment frameworks and methods available to assess teachers’ digital competence. The Digital Competence Assessment framework for Language Teachers provides a general reference frame for developers of digital competence models for language teachers. The framework is accompanied by an assessment tool that can be used the language teachers who wish to assess their digital competences or find guidance to develop them.

We will also present the main modes of training and will make a brief overview of the most known teacher training models and frameworks in Language Teachers Education and CALL Teachers Education. We will then discuss the benefits and challenges that face the language teacher trainers specifically in the context of the online training.


17:30 Central European Time

Teaching online in VR during the pandemic


In this talk, we will present our experience of teaching online in Virtual Reality (VR) during the pandemic. When most teaching had to rapidly switch to the online mode because of the pandemic-related restrictions, we started using desktop-based VR apps instead of or in addition to the conventional video-conferencing tools. We will give a live demo and a hands-on experience for those who with to try VR.