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Technology in the Classroom

Boy working at a computerBelow you will find a list of resources to help you integrate technology into your classroom, including advice on Internet activities, electronic pen pals, and some research articles. Also, be sure to visit our section on Materials & Curricula.

Web Sites

Creating Web-Based Language Learning Activities
This CAL online resource guide provides information about print and online publications, Web sites, discussion lists, and an annotated bibliography.

This directory of resources is for teachers and researchers interested in using computer technologies in the FLES curriculum.

Anacleta's Techhelp for Teachers
Created by Kathy Siddons, this Web site has many useful links, including online clipart, dictionaries, Web-based activities, and informatin on how to create a Web site.

This teacher-created site offers tutorials, links, and materials on how to integrate technology in the ESL and foreign language classrooms. Topics include podcasting and creating a Web site.

The Virtual CALL Library
This site aims to be a central point of access to the diverse collection of Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) software scattered across the Internet and available for downloading.

Internet Activities for Foreign Language Classes
This site provides practical advice on how to use the Internet in the classroom, as well as links to online activities for Spanish, French, German, and other languages.

Connecting with Others

Creative Connections
This non-profit international organization organizes online class-to-class exchanges between American schools and their counterparts in many countries, including special art and music exchange programs.

The Global School House
This non-profit organization partners schools for a variety of international collaborative learning projects.

This organization connects school classes through online collaborative projects and electronic pen pal exchanges. It also includes an e-mail list to find partner classes and exchange teaching tips.


The Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO)
This professional organization serves a membership involved in both education and high technology. CALICO has an emphasis on modern language teaching and learning, but reaches out to all areas that employ the languages of the world to instruct and to learn. Resources include an online journal and an e-mail list.


Language Learning and Technology
This electronic journal covers issues related to technology in language teaching.

CAL Digests

More Than Just the Internet
Samantha Earp, University of North Carolina-Charlotte, 1997.

Enhancing Authentic Language Learning Experiences Through Internet Technology
Jean W. LeLoup & Robert Ponterio, SUNY Cortland, Moderators of FLTEACH, 2000.

Interactive Language Learning on the Web
Sally Morrison, ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics, 2002.

Second Language Acquisition and Technology: A Review of the Research
Jean W. LeLoup & Robert Ponterio, SUNY Cortland, Moderators of FLTEACH, 2003.

Teaching Foreign Languages to Children Through Video
Nancy Rhodes and Ingrid Pufahl, Center for Applied Linguistics, 2003.


Updated December 13, 2013