Practical and accessible, this book comprehensively covers everything you need to know to design, develop, and deliver successful online, blended, and flipped language courses. Grounded in the principles of instructional design and communicative language teaching, this book serves as a compendium of best practices, research, and strategies for creating learner-centered online language instruction that builds students’ proficiency within meaningful cultural contexts. This book addresses important topics such as finding and optimizing online resources and materials, learner engagement, teacher and student satisfaction and connectedness, professional development, and online language assessment.
Teaching Language Online features:
- A step-by-step guide aligned with the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for Languages: Learning, Teaching and Assessment, and the World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA) standards
- Research-based best practices and tools to implement effective communicative language teaching (CLT) online
- Strategies and practices that apply equally to world languages and ESL/EFL contexts
- Key takeaway summaries, discussion questions, and suggestions for further reading in every chapter
- Free, downloadable eResources with further readings and more materials available at www.routledge.com/ 9781138387003
As the demand for language courses in online or blended formats grows, K-16 instructors urgently need resources to effectively transition their teaching online. Designed to help world language instructors, professors, and K-12 language educators regardless of their level of experience with online learning, this book walks through the steps to move from the traditional classroom format to effective, successful online teaching environments.
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1: WHAT ARE THE BASICS OF ONLINE COURSE DESIGN?
CHAPTER 2: WHAT ARE THE NUTS AND BOLTS OF ONLINE TEACHING?
CHAPTER 3: WHAT IS SPECIAL ABOUT TEACHING LANGUAGE ONLINE?
CHAPTER 4: ONLINE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: WHAT RESOURCES ARE AVAILABLE AND WHO CAN HELP?
CHAPTER 5: A REVIEW OF RELEVANT RESEARCH ON ONLINE LANGUAGE TEACHING: WHAT WORKS AND WHY?
Victoria Russell is Professor of Spanish and Foreign Language Education and Coordinator of Online Programs in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages at Valdosta State University, USA.
Kathryn Murphy-Judy is Associate Professor of French and Coordinator of Languages in the School of World Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), USA. She also directs the Liberal Studies for Early and Elementary Education Program in the VCU College of Humanities and Sciences.
"Victoria Russell and Kathryn Murphy-Judy offer language teachers a timely and well-developed guide for online teaching and learning….The authors effortlessly guide readers through the process of conceptualizing, developing, and delivering online language classes in a variety of contexts. One chapter seamlessly flows to the next and provides readers relevant, timely research and ideas in order to create high-quality online language courses. For years, Drs. Russell and Murphy-Judy have been researching online teaching and learning, and this book is a succinct summary of many years of exceptional research."
--Pete Swanson, 2016 ACTFL President, Hispania, 104(3)September 2021