Tips – The Digital Classroom

Try these practical tips to get you and your learners using technology for learning.

A young boy smiles as his teacher helps him put on a VR headset

Theories and methodologies for digital language teaching and learning

Here’s a quick way to experiment with a flipped classroom. Instead of spending valuable classroom time on listening exercises, tell your learners to watch a YouTube video and complete comprehension exercises as homework. Then follow up with an in-class discussion or role play.

Digital tools and resources for language teaching and learning

Remember that languages are about communicating clearly, creatively and fluently, so box-clicking homework tasks aren’t enough! Use Google’s free education tools to encourage creativity and collaboration on shared documents, presentations and projects.

Online learning

Start small. A great way to start is to use tools like Quizlet to make simple online quizzes for homework. As you grow in confidence and experience, you’ll be ready to experiment with online workbooks, blended learning, or even self-study courses.

Improving language proficiency

Keep your English up to scratch by reading (or watching) the news in English every day. Set the language of your favourite websites to English. And use free online tools like Write & Improve to develop your writing skills.

Improving language knowledge and awareness

Should we say ‘wreak havoc’ or ‘cause havoc’? If you’re not sure which collocation is stronger, find out with a Google Fight. For more sophisticated analysis of collocations, try HASK.