User needs and
State-of-the-Art
in e-language teaching

In the Digital Competence Assessment Survey for Language Teachers conducted by DC4LT, we look at the attitude of teachers and administrators towards digital technologies in language teaching, what pedagogical approaches are applied or expected to be applied, and much more! At the presentation on May 17, we will share the initial analysis of the survey results and discuss them with the audience.

Analysis of the language teaching labour market trends and demands

At DC4LT, we analysed a sample of job announcements for language teachers in Europe aiming to identify what digital competences and skills are required by the employers. The results indicate that in the majority of the cases, employers ask for old-fashioned og general digital competences and skills or do not mention such skills at all.

Date

Venue

Location

Keynote 1

Future (Im)Perfect: Language Teachers‘ Professional Development and ICT
MartinaEmke
Dr. Martina Emke
The Open University, UK

Keynote 2

Developing competences for online language teachers: Putting it into practice
JosephHopkins
Joseph Hopkins
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya / ECML

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) can connect with language teaching to make language learning more open, more enjoyable, and – some claim – more effective. Yet language teachers interested in integrating ICT (more) into their teaching activities face many challenges, which could be met with the help of adequate and flexible professional development. Drawing on recent research carried out by the AILA Research Network TPLang21 and by the speaker, this talk will provide an insightful picture of global language teachers‘ professional development activities. The final part of this talk addresses the ways in which the ICT-REV project at the European Centre of Modern Languages has sought to support language teachers in their individual and networked ICT-related professional development.

Abstract TBA

Program

  • 09:00 - 09:30

    Registration & Welcome coffee

  • 09:30 - 09:40

    DC4LT project presentation

  • 09:40 - 10:40

    Keynote 1 by Dr. Martina Emke, The Open University, United Kingdom

  • 10:40 - 11:00

    Coffee break

  • 11:00 - 12:00

    Keynote 2: Joseph Hopkins, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya / ECML

  • 12:00 - 12:30

    Presentation of the report “User needs and State-of-the-Art in e-language teaching”. The report is based on the results of the Digital Competence Assessment Survey for Language Teachers, conducted by DC4LT.

  • 12:30 - 12:45

    Presentation of the analysis of the language teaching labour market trends and demands. We will present the results of the study of job announcements for language teachers in Europe, conducted by DC4LT.

  • 12:45 - 14:00

    Lunch and VR station

    Virtual Reality station will be organized by the students of NTNU. The participants of the meeting will get a chance to try immersive applications designed for language learning.

  • 14:00 - 15:00

    Round table discussion with experts and all participants

  • 15:00 - 15:20

    Closing remarks

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