Use of Technology in SLA Handout


Use of Technology in SLA  (May 18, 2013)

Jeff Lebow:
Reference Site:   Online Handout:
Below are selected resources that can be useful for language  education.  On the site you will find more extensive lists and guides.

Tips & Tricks

  • Use faster, lighter browsers (e.g. Chrome, Maxthon)

  • Use Browser Tabs

  • Useful Shortcuts:   ctrl +/-   , ctrl+z,  RIGHT clicking options

  • Always notice where you’re saving files.

Activity Sites (more at: / Activity Guidel )

 Powerpoint Alternatives:
  Google Presentations (easy to post online), Prezi (cool interface), Voicethread (interactive)
Finding Online Presentations:,,,,

   Usually possible to post online (embed), and sometimes possible to download original file
   Many Korea-specific materials downloadable from

Social Networking
Facebook Groups:  Language Gardening, Teaching Online, TESL-EJ,  Mobile Devices for Learning

LinkedIn Groups: ESL International , ELT Professionals Around The World , ELT Resources

Diigo (Social Bookmarking): Webheads , Language Learning and Technology, Resources for Languages
Google+:  English Language Teaching,  ESL Teachers,  Learning English  (Hangouts)


Video & Audio
Ted Talks (subtitle, transcript options and downloadable) – Uses Youtube videos and voice recognition to practice and assess pronunciation - Extensive collection of homemade pronunciation explanations & activities and - lesson plans, and quizzes based on YouTube videos - many activities using authentic recordings - Using songs to practice language skills
Chat bots  Text-to-speech and/or animated recordings.,

Download video from YouTube and other Video sharing sites - online download tool - paste in the video URL, choose your format, can convert
Torch Browser - click the Media button in the top right

  • webcast