The design of ict materials for l2 teaching: state of the art

Autor: Fernández Fontecha, Almudena

Tipo de documento: Artículo de revista

Texto completo open access 


Resumen: Although many European projects stress the use of ICT in language education, research has not focused on the kind of ICT materials devised for the L2 classroom. This work intends to provide a general panorama of the number and quality of the multimedia materials devised for L2 teaching. With some exceptions, it is observed a striking absence of an adequate integration of methodological principles in their design. Generally, this type of materials does not draw insights from disciplines such as foreign language pedagogy, contemporary foreign language theory, cognitive learning theory, or instructional design theory. These results lead us to consider the necessity of a materialsdesign framework where the main pedagogic principles of some of the following foreign language teaching methods, e.g. Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL), Task-Based Language Teaching (TBLT), Focus on Form (FonF), and Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) can be complementary and included, and consistently applied, in the design of multimedia materials for the L2 classroom.