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:
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.
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?