There is no denying that many students, and teachers have some kind of a tablet available for use. There is no reason why we should not maximize its convenience and usability to our benefit in teaching languages as well!
Visual effects have always been associated with language learning, to create a new path in our brain that does not require a stop at our mother tongue. The traditional, and non-effective way of learning will stick to a book and worksheets, but language learning must be dynamic, with direct link to our 5 senses in order for it to be usable right away. Using your tablet to provide videos, sounds, pictures and online tests will be sure to make the learning process lively, dynamic and effective.
In this quick-but-thorough image St. Oliver Plunkett Primary School laid out suggested apps for search, classroom management, storage, communication, video and multimedia, and image editing. The result is an excellent, easy-to-use quick-start guide for teachers and students alike getting started with iPads in the classroom. For more information and ideas for using an iPad or tablet for teaching, go to this article.
- Yumi Zaic
Team of Hansa One Directors, Trainers and Instructors sharing experiences and interests on all things cultures and languages.