Changing university language classroom

Irena Darginaviciene, Alvyda Liuoliene, Lora Tamosiuniene, Vilhelmina Vaiciuniene

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Abstract

Introduction. The article looks into a foreign language teacher situation with the focus on teachers’ altitude in the IT classroom. Aim of the Study. Related to the EU Structural Funds project "Developing Lifelong Learning Access: innovative Means and Methods in Teaching Foreign Languages at Mykolas Romeris University". The goal of the project is to provide university students and professors with the possibilities of learning an additional EU working language with the help of a digital laboratory. Materials and Methods Teacher attitude research was carried out with the help of a questionnaire and this article deals with the following statements from the conducted questionnaire: 1) altitude towards the use of IT in foreign language learning, 2) interest in innovative language teaching methods, 3) willingness to experiment and test new methods, 4) attitude to a friendly learning environment, 5) concerns with learning outcomes. Results. The results of the questionnaire point to the areas of further discussion of what teachers really think in having a media in the classroom and exploiting electronic sources, thus being positive towards progressive methods in teaching.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-70
JournalSignum temporis
Volume1
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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Keywords

  • Attitudes
  • Language classroom
  • IT in foreign language learning

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Darginaviciene, I., Liuoliene, A., Tamosiuniene, L., & Vaiciuniene, V. (2008). Changing university language classroom. Signum temporis, 1, 63-70.