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Gary Motteram, Senior Lecturer and Course director of the MA in Educational Technology and TESOL at the University of Manchester announced his new publication in language teaching and educational technology.

Innovations in Learning Technologies for English Language Teaching

Edited by Gary Motteram

This publication offers a different approach to the uses of learning technologies in the language classroom. As a regular classroom teacher you will be able to find lesson ideas to adapt to your own contexts; as a teacher trainer, there is a useful overview of the current state of the art in each of the contexts and a range of practical examples.

Innovations in Learning Technologies for English Language Teaching starts by considering the following contexts of language learning: primary, secondary and adult learners, then different specialist areas: Business English, English for Specific Purposes and English for Academic Purposes, and finally the assessment of language using technology. Each chapter embeds a number of real-life case studies into a framework of research. The chapters show some of the development of the field, and a wide range of technologies is covered.

This is available as a downloadable pdf, or can be bought, if you’d like a hard copy. If you are not familiar with this series, then there is a growing stable of these publications from the British Council.

The Innovations in Learning Technologies for ELT  pdf is on the British Council website here: http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/publications/innovations-learning-technologies-english-language-teaching

and

http://englishagenda.britishcouncil.org/books-resource-packs/innovations-learning-technologies-english-language-teaching

It is noteworthy to mention that several of the chapters have either been written by current and former MA students, or Manchester colleagues.

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