Teaching Language Online: A Guide for Designing, Developing, and Delivering Online, Blended, and Flipped Language Courses, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Teaching Language Online

A Guide for Designing, Developing, and Delivering Online, Blended, and Flipped Language Courses, 1st Edition

By Victoria Russell, Kathryn Murphy-Judy

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280 pages | 40 B/W Illus.

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Description

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 ESL/EFL and world languages 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 teachers and instructors urgently need resources to effectively transition their teaching online. Designed to help university language instructors, professors, and K-12 world language teachers 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

Author Biographies

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 RECENT RESEARCH ON ONLINE LANGUAGE TEACHING:

WHAT WORKS AND WHY?

CONCLUSION

References

About the Authors

Victoria Russell is Professor of Spanish and Foreign Language Education and Coordinator of Online Programs for the Department of Modern and Classical Languages at Valdosta State University, USA.

Kathryn Murphy-Judy is Associate Professor of French at Virginia Commonwealth University, USA.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General
EDU005000
EDUCATION / Bilingual Education
EDU039000
EDUCATION / Computers & Technology
FOR000000
FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / General