Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites Of The Year

October 13, 2008

LARRY FERLAZZO–I have begun creating “The Best…” lists, highlighting what I think are the best educational websites each year. All these sites can also be found on my website, along with thousands of other categorized links. Direct student self-access links to all these resources will soon be available on my website. You can read about this plan here. full story


Trying to get them to use modal verbs while they’re being chased by a bear

October 13, 2008

BABBEL BLOG–Todd Bryant on language learning within the online game World of Warcraft. Why did you start using World of Warcraft in the classroom in 2006?
I think I started to think about games whenever Sims Online came out ….I don’t know if you remember it or not. It didn’t get released in Europe, because it was such a huge flop. full story


EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES MOBILE-COMPUTING TRENDS: LIGHTER, FASTER, SMARTER

October 7, 2008

LANGUAGE LEARNING AND TECHNOLOGY–We are moving into a new era of mobile computing, one that promises greater variety in applications, highly improved usability, and speedier networking. The 3G iPhone from Apple is the poster child for this trend, but there are plenty of other developments that point in this direction. The Google-led Android phone will make its appearance this full story


MEASURING ORAL PROFICIENCY IN DISTANCE, FACE-TO-FACE, AND BLENDED CLASSROOMS

October 7, 2008

LANGUAGE LEARNING AND TECHNOLOGY–Although the foreign-language profession routinely stresses the importance of technology for the curriculum, many teachers still harbor deep-seated doubts as to whether or not a hybrid course, much less a completely distance-learning class, could provide L2 learners with a way to reach linguistic proficiency full story


FOCUS ON FORM THROUGH COLLABORATIVE SCAFFOLDING IN EXPERT-TO-NOVICE ONLINE INTERACTION

October 7, 2008

LANGUAGE LEARNING AND TECHNOLOGY–Synchronous Computer-mediated communication (CMC) creates affordable learning conditions to support both meaning-oriented communication and focus-on-form reflection that play an essential role in the development of language competence. This paper reports how corrective feedback was negotiated full story


EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM MEMORY AND CONTENT REPRESENTATION TYPE ON MOBILE LANGUAGE LEARNING

October 7, 2008

LANGUAGE LEARNING AND TECHNOLOGYDue to the rapid advancements in mobile communication and wireless technologies, many researchers and educators have started to believe that these emerging technologies can be leveraged to support formal and informal learning opportunities. Mobile language learning can be effectively implemented by delivering learning content full story


ELL/ESL/EFL Blog Carnival — Seventh Edition

October 2, 2008

LARRY FERLAZZO’S WEBSITES OF THE DAY–It’s time for the seventh edition of the ELL/ESL/EFL Blog Carnival. You can see the previous editions here. The next edition will be published on December 1st, and will be hosted by Mary Ann Zehr at Learning The Language, the blog hosted by Education Week that focuses on English Language Learners. That blog full story