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Global Trends in
 Language Learning
in the 21st Century
 A professional development webinar
      sponsored by Elluminate
...
Objectives

•   Introduction

•   What’s out

•   What’s in

•   Q &A
Thank You...

•   Thank you to Elluminate and
    to Steve Hargadon in
    particular.

•   Language Research Centre,
    ...
Global Trends in Language
Learning in the 21st Century

                Find links to the full-text
                paper ...
Introduction
•   Today’s language classroom is
    vastly different from that of the
    mid- to late 20th century.

•   T...
Language Learning:
          What’s out

•   Vague, hollow promises that
    can't be proven.
Language Learning:
           What’s out

•   Saying that learning languages
    is easy.
Language Learning:
          What’s out

•   Authoritative teacher
    attitudes.
Language Learning:
          What’s out

•   Complaining about cutbacks and
    lack of funding.
Language Learning:
          What’s out


•   Language labs.
Language Learning:
          What’s in

•   Clear, provable demonstrations of
    learning.
Language Learning:
          What’s in

•   Frameworks, benchmarks and other
    asset-based approaches to
    assessment.
Language Learning:
          What’s in

•   Individualized, customizable,
    learner-centred approaches.
Language Learning:
          What’s in

•   Proving the value of language
    learning through stories and
    speech.
Language Learning:
          What’s in

•   Using technology for language
    learning.
Language Learning:
          What’s in

•   Linking language learning to
    leadership skills.
Language Learning:
          What’s in

•   Showing funders the impact their
    investment has on our students, our
    c...
Top 5 Tips
•   Keep learning learner-centred.

•   Make learning make sense - in the real
    world.

•   Show the impact ...
Evaluation


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Contact Information
•   Sarah Elaine Eaton, Ph.D.

•   www.eatonintl.com

•   www.drsaraheaton.wordpress.com

•   sarahela...
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Global Trends in Language Learning in the 21st Century

  1. 1. Global Trends in Language Learning in the 21st Century A professional development webinar sponsored by Elluminate July 2010 Dr. Sarah Elaine Eaton Researcher, Consultant, Author
  2. 2. Objectives • Introduction • What’s out • What’s in • Q &A
  3. 3. Thank You... • Thank you to Elluminate and to Steve Hargadon in particular. • Language Research Centre, University of Calgary
  4. 4. Global Trends in Language Learning in the 21st Century Find links to the full-text paper at: http://wp.me/pNAh3-8I
  5. 5. Introduction • Today’s language classroom is vastly different from that of the mid- to late 20th century. • This study considers: ✦ Second Language (SL) ✦ Foreign Language (FL) ✦ Other Language (OL). • Meta-analysis of current research.
  6. 6. Language Learning: What’s out • Vague, hollow promises that can't be proven.
  7. 7. Language Learning: What’s out • Saying that learning languages is easy.
  8. 8. Language Learning: What’s out • Authoritative teacher attitudes.
  9. 9. Language Learning: What’s out • Complaining about cutbacks and lack of funding.
  10. 10. Language Learning: What’s out • Language labs.
  11. 11. Language Learning: What’s in • Clear, provable demonstrations of learning.
  12. 12. Language Learning: What’s in • Frameworks, benchmarks and other asset-based approaches to assessment.
  13. 13. Language Learning: What’s in • Individualized, customizable, learner-centred approaches.
  14. 14. Language Learning: What’s in • Proving the value of language learning through stories and speech.
  15. 15. Language Learning: What’s in • Using technology for language learning.
  16. 16. Language Learning: What’s in • Linking language learning to leadership skills.
  17. 17. Language Learning: What’s in • Showing funders the impact their investment has on our students, our communities and our world.
  18. 18. Top 5 Tips • Keep learning learner-centred. • Make learning make sense - in the real world. • Show the impact of learning a language. • Use asset-based approaches to evaluation. • Integrate technology.
  19. 19. Evaluation I love feedback! http://bit.ly/aRs2F2
  20. 20. Thank you! Choose your thank you gift: Available from www.drsaraheaton.wordpress.com
  21. 21. Contact Information • Sarah Elaine Eaton, Ph.D. • www.eatonintl.com • www.drsaraheaton.wordpress.com • sarahelaineeaton@gmail.com • Twitter: DrSarahEaton • Slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/saraheaton

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