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Computer-Assisted Language Learning. Includes use of computer-based language programs such as ESL-specific software, educational podcasts, web pages, and CD-ROMs for educational purposes.
Documentation used to negotiate
with your students on the rules for the classroom and the consequences for
A group of words that always contains a subject
and a verb in combination.
A gap-fill exercise with regularly-spaced gaps (e.g., every sixth word has been deleted).
Communicative Language Teaching. CLT is a teaching approach that emphasizes interaction between students or between student(s) and teacher(s). The approach emphasizes use of authentic real-world communication for meaningful purposes.
Computer-Mediated Communication. Refers to using computer technology,
such as web chat programs or web conferencing tools (e.g., Zoom, Skype), to
communicate with others.