• Institute Type: 5-week online—asynchronous
  • Target Audience: Foreign language and ESL teachers at the middle school through the postsecondary level.

Technology is constantly changing making it challenging to keep abreast of all the new and exciting ways to use it in the classroom meaningfully. Participants in this online institute will work together to develop their personal learning networks and create lessons and activities that use technology to help students develop their communication skills in each of the three modes described in the National Standards (interpretive, interpersonal, presentational).

In this five-week course, participants will discover ways to use online tools to promote student language comprehension and production by motivating their participation and collaboration in the target language. Participants will also discuss how to successfully implement “flipped” lessons, where web-based activities are designed to enhance and maximize learning in the classroom.


Headshot of instructor Florencia HenshawFlorencia Henshaw has a Ph.D.in Second Language Acquisition and Teacher Education from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where she is now the Director of Advanced Spanish. She has designed eight online courses and has extensive experience with technology-enhanced second language and heritage language instruction.

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