Survey for a Languages and ICT Study
- Dear All,
apologies for the cross posting. I just thought this might interest you!
Van: Dominique.LOIR@... [mailto:Dominique.LOIR@...]
Verzonden: dinsdag 25 november 2008 14:21
Onderwerp: Survey for a Languages and ICT Study
Dear Sir / Madam,
Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) has
launched a study entitled "Impact of ICT and New Media on Language
Learning". The Greek organisation "Ellinogermaniki Agogi Scholi
Panagea" has been awarded the contract following a call for tender
launched in 2007.
On behalf of this organisation, we would be grateful if you could take the time to respond to the online
questionnaire available at www.ea.gr/ep/survey at your earliest convenience.
main objectives of the study are to assess the current situation
concerning the use of ICT and new media for language learning and
teaching, to investigate any possible future trends in this area, and
to explore whether the motivation to learn languages can be enhanced
through the use of ICT-supported learning and new media. A presentation
of the results of this study will be made public on the Education,
Audiovisual & Culture Executive Agency's (EACEA) website (http://eacea.ec.europa.eu).
this interesting questionnaire should not take more that 10-15 minutes.
Your responses will help us understand better the ways in which
Europeans use new technologies, how this relates to language learning,
and how this could help us all understand each other better in today's
online questionnaire is available in English, Finnish, French, German,
Greek and Spanish. Please, feel free to pass on the link to the
questionnaire to other persons or organisations.
Thank you very much in advance for your invaluable input.
Head of Unit, Lifelong Learning: Comenius, Grundtvig, ICT and Languages
Education, Audiovisual & Culture Executive Agency
Avenue du Bourget, 1 (BOUR 02/31)
+32-2-299 3672 (direct line)
+32-2-298 7979 (secretary)
+32-2-292 1324 (fax)
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- I was one of the editors of an earlier study that was funded by the
Fitzpatrick A. & Davies G. (eds.) (2003) The Impact of Information
and Communications Technologies on the teaching of foreign languages
and on the role of teachers of foreign languages, EC Directorate
General of Education and Culture. Available here in PDF format:
My contribution, relating specifically to the UK, is available in
HTML format at
It might be worth taking a look at Section 3 of Module 1.1 at the
ICT4LT site, entitled "How effective are new technologies in
promoting language learning?"
The above section includes a link to a report that I produced late
last year, based on responses from UK secondary school teachers in
the Yahoo MFL Resources (Modern Foreign Languages Resources) group:
Link to report entitled "How effective is the use of ICT in language
learning and teaching?"
One of the problems I encountered in doing the research for both
reports is that "effectiveness" and "impact" are often confused. ICT
has certainly had an important impact on language learning and
teaching over the last 30 years, but it has not always been effective.