Hacettepe Üniversitesi, Eğitim Fakültesi Temel Eğitim Bölümü, Ankara / TÜRKİYE, e-posta: [email protected]
This presentation aims to explore effective use of the interactive technologies for communicative teaching. The main motivation of the proposal is that in order to attain a more interactive learning environment, instructors need to be given adequate training and support in how to use various tools communicatively, to be aware of strategies and procedures for designing effective materials. Thus, in this session, the focus will be on the outcomes of a EU project, titled as Interactive Teaching in Languages with Technology (ITILT), including some examples of (professionally captured) activities and tasks based on the Task Based Learning approach to support teachers with the use of the mobile technologies in their classroom. A central feature of the project was the role of teachers from different countries and different age groups as co-researchers with the project team to develop innovative ideas on how to use new technologies in teaching and learning languages. The project was grounded in current classroom practice (provided by the teachers and schools) between 2015 and 2017. The content will reflect on three specific classroom practices imbedding various technologies such as iPad, video-conferencing software, and video editing tools into foreign language education. The presentation will also underline the theoretical background of the task based learning by attempting to answer certain questions regarding how to come up with learning activities which are clear, multi-cycled, communicative, easy to incorporate, and aligned with appropriate media and software.