Thank you!

Thanks so much to everyone who attended my talk on Technology Enhanced Language Learning for the SAHLA 2018 Symposium.  Don’t hesitate to contact me with any comments or questions you may have.  If you are interested in being involved in my current project of a language learning board game for your classroom or for the families of your students, I would love to welcome you into the project.

I will also post more about gamification of language learning in the next couple of days, which is a subject near and dear to my heart, and which you can bring to your language classrooms.


Technology Enhanced Language Learning

With Angela Henders

Connect and creating a collaborative space

Creating a closed facebook group
Creating a google account
Tips on sharing documents on google drive:
Creating a Website with Wix:
Creating a Website with WordPress:
Make a group on

Authentic Material for movie trailers, music videos, teaching material, audiobooks
Calgary Public Library
– elibrary > World Languages – PressReader and Pronunciator
– movies, CDs
Online talking dictionaries – e.g. Collins
Ebooks and chapter books
Audible for audiobooks
Online streaming audio – podcasts, radio
Music – itunes, cds
Bridge the Gap

Beginner Resources for language learning:

Radio and podcasts
Online dictionaries
The Noun project
WordPress and Wix

Apps Abound

Rosetta Stone
Audible, music, podcasts
Verb forms
Kindle and Kobo ebooks
Supermemo classic

Science of Learning

Spaced repetition
Corpus linguistics
Memorization has a place
Apply what you’ve learned


Language at Play: Digital Games in Second and Foreign Language Teaching
by Julie M. Sykes and Jonathon Reinhardt
Reality is Broken: Why Games Make us Better and How They Can Change the World
By Jane McGonigal
Design for How People Learn
By Julie Dirksen
Rules of Play
By Katie Salen Tekinbas and Eric Zimmerman
The Science of Fun
By Nicole Lazzaro
The Four Keys to Fun –
Nicole Lazzaro
Further Reading
Make it Stick, the Science of Successful Learning by Peter C Brown, Henry L Roediger III, Mark A. McDaniel
Design for How People Learn by Julie Dirksen

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