This page lists some ideas, tools, and pedagogical techniques related to technology-enhanced language instruction. We will regularly update this section with the most relevant and evidence-supported techniques and recommendations. Also, please check out our upcoming workshops for topics of interest.
- East Asian Studies: locally linked courses that connect Korean, Japanese, and Mandarin courses through a shared blog [NYU CAS – East Asian Studies]
- French: use of interactive modules for writing and grammar [NYU CAS – French]
- German Film through History: authentic language use through video production [NYU CAS -German]
- Greek: use of multimodal discussion tool, VoiceThread, for enhanced communication [NYU CAS – Hellenic Studies]
- Italian language: use of instructional video modules for grammar review [NYU CAS – Italian Studies]
- Spanish (introductory): use of a shared website for location-based project (restaurant visit) [NYU CAS – Spanish and Portuguese]
Templates & Guides
- Curriculum map template
- Foreign language teaching methods, from U of Texas
- Language of learning article, from Harvard
- Standards and tests: ACTFL, CERF, and TOEFL
- Syllabus design links, from U of Delaware
Online Language Learning resources
- Busuu: paid subscription app for mobile language learning
- Carnegie Mellon’s Open Learning Initiative courses: free online courses in introductory Arabic, French, and Spanish.
- Duolingo: free app for learning vocabulary
- LiveMocha: free community-based conversation platform (now owned by Rosetta Stone)
- Mango Online: online language learning resource, free for NYU students through NYU Libraries link. Click on “Articles via Databases” and then on “All Databases A-Z”, Mango will be listed under “M”. The system will prompt you to create a profile before you can access it.
- Memrise: free online app for learning vocabulary
- NYU Speaking Freely Online: free for NYU members, offers online native speaker sessions plus access to peer partners with language expertise. Go to in-person version.
- VoiceThread: free collaborative tool that allows for audio, image, and text annotation to presentations and multimedia (currently available through NYU Classes – contact us for access)
- Berns, A., Gonzalez-Pardo, A., and Camacho, D. (2014). Game-like language learning in 3-D virtual environments. Computers & Education, 60(1): 210-220.
- Chang, Y., Wu, C. and Ku, H. (2004). The introduction of electronic portfolios to teach and assess English as a Foreign Language in Taiwan. TechTrends, 49(1): 30–35.
- Chenoweth, N. A., Ushida, E., & Murday, K. (2006). Student Learning in hybrid French and Spanish courses: An overview of language online. CALICO Journal, 24(1), 115-145.
- Chun, D. and Plass, J.L. (1996). Effects of multimedia annotations on vocabulary acquisition. The Modern Language Journal, 80: 183–198.
- Comas-Quinn, A. and Mardomingo, R. (2009). Mobile blogs in language learning: Making the most of informal and situated learning opportunities. ReCALL, 21(1): 96–112.
- Godwin-Jones, R. (2013). Emerging Technologies: The Technological Imperative in Teaching and Learning Less Commonly Taught Languages. Language Learning & Technology, 17(1): 7-19.
- Golonka, E.M., Bowles, A.R., Franka, V.M., Richardson, D.L., and Freynik, S. (2014). Technologies for foreign language learning: a review of technology types and their effectiveness. Computer Assisted Language Learning, 27(1): 70-105.
- Hubbard, P. (2008). CALL and the future of language teacher education. CALICO Journal, 25(2), 175-188.
- Kronenberg, F. (2014). Language Center Design and Management in the Post-Language Laboratory Era. International Association for Language Learning Technology Journal, 44(1).
- Kukulska-Hulme, A. (2009). Will mobile learning change language learning? ReCALL, 21(2): 157-165.
- Rahimpour, M. (2010). Current trends on syllabus design in foreign language instruction. Procedia Social and Behavioal Sciences, 2: 1660-1664.
- Salaberry, M. (2001). The use of technology for second language learning and teaching: a retrospective. The Modern Language Journal, 85(1) 41-56.