The new media have long become an essential part of the foreign language classroom, and computer enhanced language pedagogy is now becoming a standard in schools. What follows is a growing interest in the research into the effectiveness of such a practice as well as building bridges between the new media and traditional language teaching methodology. Insights into Technology Enhanced Language Pedagogy does that by bringing together the results of a number of recent studies, most of which have been carried out in Poland.
Anna Turula holds a PhD and D. Litt. in applied linguistics. She has published three books and more than fifty articles on the affective and cognitive approaches to language learning and teaching as well as individual differences in TEFL, including a number of publications on new technologies in language learning and teacher training. She is currently based at the Pedagogical University, Cracow (Poland). Beata Mikolajewska is a young academic who holds an MA in English and a Diploma in Culture Management. She has a wide experience in teaching pronunciation and EFL, and her interests include orthoepy, English borrowings and corpus linguistics. She has co-edited two books and published five articles. Danuta Stanulewicz holds a Ph.D. and D. Litt. in general linguistics. Her numerous publications concern various topics in semantics as well as in sociolinguistics and language acquisition. She is employed at the Institute of English and American Studies, University of Gdansk, Poland.
Contents: Melinda Dooly: Learning to e-function in a brave new world: Language teachers' roles in educating for the future - Malgorzata Kurek: The potential of telecollaborative projects for teacher training programmes - Anna Turula: In and between people in an online course. E-classroom dynamics and NEO-FFI personality measures - Wlodzimierz Sobkowiak: Virtlantis, Facebook and Second Life: Web2 scaffolding for virtual world language learning community of practice - Mariusz Kruk: CALL vs. traditional grammar instruction: The case of the past simple tense - Krzysztof Kotula: New technologies and classroom interaction. Computer-enhanced ludic techniques in language learning - Edward Gillian: Teaching articles to ESL learners with GBL and scaffolding - Marek Molenda/Piotr Pezik: Extending the definition of confluence. A corpus-based study of advanced learners' spoken language - Elzbieta Jendrych: Corpus studies as a prerequisite to e-materials development for business English students - Agnieszka Lenko-Szymanska: A teacher-training course on the use of corpora in language education: Perspectives of the students - Agnieszka Gadomska/Jaroslaw Krajka: E-material writing for Polish middle school learners of English. Vocabulary strategies in multimedia-supported learning - a case study - Hanna Dziczek-Karlikowska/Beata Mikolajewska: Computer-assisted awareness raising of L2 phonology: Pronunciation in commercials - a pilot study - Agnieszka Wagner: Pronunciation training in L2 Polish using a CAPT system AzAR - Kamila Burzynska/Jaroslaw Krajka: Developing university students' learning strategies in CALL environments.