Using iPads in Foreign Language Learning – A Pilot Study

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Learning Solutions Conference & Expo 2012 - March 23, 2012

Sandra Berman

Senior Research Scientist
Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center

Tamas Marius

Director LTEA
DLI

Tablets are the hot new platform to develop learning on … but there is little research or evaluation on how you can use these devices learning … especially when teaching languages.

Session participants will learn an approach for assessing whether the iPad is a supportive language-learning platform for reading, listening, speaking, and writing functions. You’ll learn about various study methods and different applications that are available for teaching languages.

In this session, you will learn:

  • The advantages and disadvantages of using iPad by language learners.
  • What language-learning students say about using iPads
  • The iPad utility apps available for learning

Audience: Novice-to-intermediate participants. Previous use of iPad and apps would be helpful.

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