In the pre-pandemic world, the frequent use of technology for teaching in the typical young language learner classroom was rare. This all changed with the emergence and rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus. The pandemic forced teachers to reconceptualize their teaching fully mediated through technology. This led to innovation and the widespread use of technology for teaching. However, we are now in the COVID-19 endemic world, where teachers and students have returned to physical classrooms. In this talk, drawing on my own empirical work and the work of others, I will share the effects COVID-19 has had on teachers' use of technology with young language learners, and how teachers are now using technology in their physical classrooms to enhance and transform their practices. I will also propose innovative ways teachers can use technology for teaching.
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2023|
|Event||57th RELC International Conference: Rethinking English Language Teaching and Learning for a COVID-19 Endemic World: Global, Glocal and Local Perspectives - , Singapore|
Duration: 13 Mar 2023 → 15 Mar 2023
https://www.relc.org.sg/facilities/conferences-events-2023 (Conference website)
https://www.relc.org.sg/documents/21424/52068463/RELC+Conference+2023+Abstracts.pdf/058e6b0f-612e-4205-a070-b404fba9779d (Conference abstract)
|Conference||57th RELC International Conference|
|Period||13/03/23 → 15/03/23|