Technologies in ELT Classrooms – Evaluating Current
& Future Practice
Technical University, School of Foreign Languages is
hosting an international symposium to explore the
scope of web applications in ELT classrooms.
Emerging technologies herald a new era in teaching
and learning, and the easy-to-use web apps are
increasingly being incorporated into classroom
settings. Used with care and adequate professional
training, these web tools can enhance some of our
traditional teaching and learning practices.
How do we know that the use of these
technologies necessarily leads to improvement in ELT
environments? The aim of this symposium is to create
an atmosphere where teachers can discuss the
challenges and problems they are likely to encounter
when incorporating the new tools into their current
pedagogic practices, and to examine possible
The key issues are:
1. What are the main web tools used
by language teachers?
2. How widespread is the use of web
technologies in ELT?
3. What kind of professional
development do language teachers
need to make the best use of these
tools with their students?
4. How can the prevalence of web
tools enhance independent learning?