Talk: Teaching grammar with ICT
In this presentation I will make a proposal to teach grammar using technology in the foreign language
classroom in an efficient way.To do this, we will exemplify how technology can spark the motivation, activate the higher cognitive processes and streamline the grammar instruction process. Specifically, I will focus on how technology can help to:
○ Highlight the input. The combination of images, examples, diagrams, tables and diagrams
can create “multidimensional configurations to help the student to recognize a set of forms
and resources to signify and communicate” (Castañeda et al. 2014: 83).
○ Guide discovery activities. Learning contexts improved with technology allow teachers to
adopt a more focused role in content exploration tasks (Gomez and Lee’s, 2015).
○ Illustrate, explain and show with images the meaning of grammatical forms (Castañeda
and Alhmoud 2014: 78). Thus, using images helps to clarify the linguistic forms.