Technology in the teaching of second languages

About the author

If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.”

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

To have students long for the beauty of being able to communicate with people of other languages and cultures is the essence of my teaching philosophy. The teaching and learning of foreign languages has been a life long passion. During my early years as a language learner in French, I found myself inspired by teachers who brought to life even the most arid subjects, and turned them into engaging and interesting class activities.

My teaching practice has been reshaped and polished over time. My studies and experience have provided a wealthy toolbox from which I draw upon in every classroom situation.

Currently, my research is in the area of the development of the oral skills in the interaction between native and non-native speakers, through various synchronous technologies (Web 2.0 tools and Virtual Worlds).

I feel privileged to be teaching in this era, where technology provides many possibilities to bring other cultures into the classroom, and where the boundaries of geography and time are just a click away.

Maria Wilbar

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