I feel these teachers going on about ICT all the time are just (mainly male) IT geeks who are also MFL teachers. All these tricks (blogging/twitter/podcasts/blah/blah) are time wasting activities which the vast majority of students would abuse as soon as you turned your back. Even the cooperative students would demonstrate so little learning which would render all these "learning platforms" as utterly pointless. l would really like to witness for myself a class all writing in the target language on their newly created blogs. (Any offers to show me this and I am willing to travel to see it) Or students speaking French etc on their podcasts sites and replying to others in the target language. By the way I am not against ICT and I use many websites for translation and grammar purposes. However, in my view children do not have the skills to create and maintain a blog. Furthermore, they would spend hours faffing about the font/pictures etc. I really wonder the percentage of teachers in the EU which are using these methods of teaching languages? ( Whenever I watch French/Spanish news items on education, there is no/very little technology in their classrooms) Are their methods old fashioned? Should they be listening to us Brits about the wonders of language learning via Twitter etc? I am not so sure.