With the language learner at the very centre, human and material resources are two key elements that make up the language learning process.
Regarding material resources, nowadays new technologies can be said to play a leading role in most language learning environments. However, we cannot forget that these relatively new tools still coexist with more traditional ones which are still widely used in the foreign language classroom. On the other hand, the progressive emergence of new ‘human roles’ in language learning means that human resources have also become a key medium through which the learner accesses knowledge and practice towards language acquisition.
Within this context, there is an obvious need to carry out research on these resources in order to assess their potential for an optimum learning experience.
Dr. Phil Benson (The Hong Kong Institute of Education, China):
Autonomy in Language Teaching and Learning: Where Has It Come from and Where Is It Going?
Dr. Inmaculada Fortanet Gómez (Universitat Jaume I, Spain):
From ESP to CLIL: Is Teacher Training a Problem?
Send comments and questions to H-Net
Webstaff. H-Net reproduces announcements that have been submitted to us as a
free service to the academic community. If you are interested in an announcement
listed here, please contact the organizers or patrons directly. Though we strive
to provide accurate information, H-Net cannot accept responsibility for the text of
announcements appearing in this service. (Administration)