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Apéndice C. Theories´ handout- Using Second Language Acquisition Theories to select technology tools for the Language Classroom - Departamento de Lenguas. - Licenciatura en Idiomas. - Escuela de Artes y Humanidades - Universidad de las Américas Puebla.

Autor: Aguilar Ramírez, Mariana

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Appendix 3: theories’ handout As you are reading this, thousands, if not millions of students of all ages, are in language classrooms all over the world.
All these students and teachers are engaging in lessons for different purposes and because of different reasons.
What all these have in common, other than the fact that they are learning a second or foreign language, is that they are trying to figure out the best way to teach-learn so that they can reach their specific learning objectives.
Apart from considering the students’ cognitive style, learning style, motivation, aptitude, attitude, tolerance towards ambiguity, type of work preferences, recently, another component has been added to the language learning equation and that is the technological one. Children and teenagers aged between 8 and 18 years old spend an average of 7 hours and 38 minutes a day online; this means that they are connected to the internet for whatever the reason, over 53 hours a week.
If millions of people (many, students) are already spending many hours a day online, it seems insensitive to not take advantage of them and use them for more than just conversation and networking.
Many internet sites offer valuable opportunities to engage students, to promote participation, enhance motivation and improve language skills. Nowadays language learners and teachers are surrounded by the innovative, versatile and varied learning opportunities that the web provides.
Many teachers like you, are facing the everyday task of keeping up with technology and finding a way to integrate some of the available tools into their language classes.
The tools available online are changing constantly, although there are many that remain accessible over a significant period of time; others evolve, disappear or are out of service regularly.
This handout provides the theoretical basis to choose and implement the best and most appropriate web tools for your language classroom. Before we get to the point of the actual...






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