The 6th edition of the Conference ICT for Language Learning will take place in Florence (Italy) on 14 – 15 November 2013.
The objective of the conference is to promote the sharing of good practice and transnational cooperation in the field of the application of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to Language Learning and Teaching. The conference is also an excellent opportunity for the presentation of previous and current language learning projects.
The Call for Papers is addressed to language teachers and experts as well as to coordinators of language projects and initiatives.
For more information and to download the CfP template, go to the conference website.
Social Media increasingly gain ground as useful tools in education. They can be especially effective to open MFL classrooms up to the wider world by allowing students to engage with native speakers for language practice, or to research specialised cultural, historical or social fields of knowledge through access to experts.
Claudia Gremler, Lecturer in German at Aston University, recently engaged in a tweet chat about the effects of the Fall of the Berlin Wall with A2 students from Tile Hill Wood School in Coventy. (You can follow their exchange on Storify.)
This allowed students to practice their German in a relaxed, undaunting
environment where exchanges were limited to 140 signs and gave them the
opportunity to ask questions and exchange views with an expert in the field. The
teacher who organised the chat, Bertram Richter (MFL Curriculum Leader at Tile
Hill Wood), gave a presentation about Twitter in the MFL classroom at #ILILC3, the ICT and Languages Conference in Southampton 2013, citing this chat as a successful example.
This year’s conference title is ‘Jail breaking the MFL Classroom’ – aiming to explore current challenges in MFL and ways to extend teaching and learning beyond the classroom. This two-day event has something for everyone. Whether you want to find out how to use blogs and wikis to trying out digital voice recorders or App design, you’ll be inspired to try something new! A range of speakers will demonstrate tried and tested models for different skill levels with plenty of opportunity to get to grips with new ideas in practical workshops. You don’t have to be an expert in ICT to attend!
Sponsors include Televic, Pearson, Vocabexpress, CILT, Sparklespeak, Take Ten, OuP, Rosetta Stone, The EU commission amongst others. Televic will host an MFL Show and Tell event on the at Jurys Inn, Southampton on Saturday evening from 7.30pm – which is free to attend, but must be signed up for in advance.
Keynote Speakers: Joe Dale & Isabelle Jones
Sessions include: Mobile learning, social media tools for learning and assessment, App design, using the ‘global’ classroom, supporting SEN through technology, developing speaking at all Key Stages, animation, subtitling, Web 2.0 tools and much more…
For more details about the event and the Show & Tell – including a fuller programme and booking , please visit www.languagessoutheast.ac.uk/events/ict-and-languages-conference-2013-ililc3 .