Preparing students for the global workplace

NOBLE – Network of Business Language Educators – has put this series of webinars together for language for specific purposes teachers and professionals from different fields who support interdisciplinary studies: language, culture and specific disciplines. You can register for the webinars for free and the recordings will be available on YouTube shortly after the presentations. […]

Preparing students for a global community: Leadership & Language

Nice initiative from Rosetta Stone. They’re partnering with school districts in the US to offer an alternate, complementary method for teaching foreign languages, where students can work from home or independently in class – in work stations – and develop their language skills in a personalized way. They’re offering free webinars such as this one […]

Are MOOCs really for everyone?

María Dolores Castrillo started her presentation at the UNED in Madrid on 13/12 “How to run an online language course from a massive perspective” with her translation of the following quote from Thomas Friedman’s article “Revolution hits the universities” (New York Times): “Nada tiene mayor potencial para liberar a más gente de la pobreza. Nada […]

The digital revolution: The constant need for educators to reinvent themselves

During the last seminar I attended on ICT in Language Teaching and Processing at the UNED in Madrid, there were two presentations by editors of Cambridge University Press and Macmillan. They gave a brief timeline of the evolution of the publishing world of textbooks and didactic materials for language teaching since the appearance of the […]

Google Drive for foreign language learning

I prepared this prezi for a seminar I’m giving on 23/11/2013: Interacción y colaboración en tiempo real: El uso de Google Drive para estimular la comunicación fuera de clase. = Real-time interaction and collaboration: The use of Google Drive to promote communication outside of the classroom. Conference: “La web 2.0 en la clase de ELE […]