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ICT for Secondary MFL

Discussion in 'Modern foreign languages' started by GroovyGuzi, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. CILT or ALL can probably give you a good estimate of the number of children studying MFL beyond KS3/KS4. The uptake at KS4 has dropped drastically since MFL became optional beyond KS3. See:
    CILT: http://www.cilt.org.uk/
    ALL: http://www.all-languages.org.uk/
    ICT is still considered to have a beneficial effect, but solid evidence is difficult to to come by. See the ICT4LT site, Module 1.1, Section 3, headed "How effective are new technologies in promoting language learning?"
    http://www.ict4lt.org/en/en_mod1-1.htm#effectiveness
    See also individual teachers' blogs, especially those written by José Picardo and Joe Dale:
    José Picardo: http://www.boxoftricks.net/
    Joe Dale: http://joedale.typepad.com/
    More teachers' blogs can be found in Module 1.6, Section 12.2.2 at the ICT4LT site:
    http://www.ict4lt.org/en/en_mod1-5.htm#ltblogs
    There is a list of publishers of MFL software in the Resource Centre at the ICT4LT site:
    http://www.ict4lt.org/en/en_resource.htm#publishers
    I maintain a list of 500+ websites that are useful for MFL:
    http://www.camsoftpartners.co.uk/websites.htm
    Software reviews are not easy to find, but have a look at the website of The Ashcombe School, where you will find a few reviews of published software packages:
    http://www.ashcombe.surrey.sch.uk/Curriculum/modlang/index_teaching.htm
    Section 3.5 of Module 1.4 at the ICT4LT website focuses on the criteria for evaluating software and provides a link to downloadable software/website evaluation forms:
    http://www.ict4lt.org/en/en_mod1-4.htm#eval
    Regards
    Graham Davies
    Emeritus Professor of Computer Assisted Language Learning
    Editor-in-Chief, ICT4LT website: http://www.ict4lt.org/
    http://grahamdavies.wikispaces.com/
     

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