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Teaching Languages Online

Online Technology Institute

The online technology institute has undergone many changes over the years that it has been offered—from a 9-week 2011 institute with a focus on social networking to the current 5-week course on using the web for communicative language learning. Although delivery of this online course has been much more labor-intensive than a traditional course—one co-facilitator logged over 1,400 email notifications and over 300 hours of development and interaction time—the facilitators learned a good deal about the process of offering an online course on technology.

This course is a good jumping-off point for teachers who would like some experience with creating online activities that can be added to an existing face-to-course, or with an eye to creating an hybrid or completely online course in the future.

Much of our experience gained in teaching this institute online has been applied to the CARLA and STARTALK: Transitioning to Teaching Language Online courses.


Articulation of Language Instruction
Assessment of Second Language
Content-Based Language Instruction
Culture and Language Learning
Immersion Education
Learner Language
Less Commonly Taught Languages
Maximizing Study Abroad
Pragmatics/Speech Acts
Strategies for Language Learning
Technology and Language Learning

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Advanced Practices Certificate


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