ICT4LT_LogoFrequently Asked Questions

Q: How much does cost to enrol for ICT4LT?
A: There is no process of enrolment. ICT4LT is not an online course, but a set of Web-based training resources designed for teachers of Modern Foreign Languages. Access to the ICT4LT website is free of charge. If you are looking for an online course in ICT and language learning and teaching, see this list: http://www.camsoftpartners.co.uk/courses.htm

Q: Are the ICT4LT materials geared towards the National Curriculum?
A: To some extent, yes, but this is not the primary aim. It must be borne in mind that ICT4LT is a transnational project that seeks to look beyond the requirements of one sector of one EU member state. ICT4LT aims to provide a range of modules that address the needs of European language teachers working in the secondary and higher education sectors. The role of ICT and Modern Foreign Languages in the National Curriculum is addressed
under the heading Use of ICT at the Department for Education website.

Q: I sometimes have difficulty downloading the full contents of some modules. Why does this happen?
A: Unfortunately, the Web is an unreliable beast. The problem is most likely the result of general Internet congestion or to the way your own Internet Service Provider (ISP) handles incoming files. At peak times of the day this kind of thing happens all the time. Try accessing the ICT4LT site at a quieter time of day. If the problem persists, then let us know.

Q: ICT4LT sounds a bit technical. To what extent will it deal with language teaching pedagogy?
A: The starting point of ICT4LT is pedagogy not technology. Technical jargon and technical information are introduced only where necessary. The writers of the materials are not technicians but practising language teachers and teacher trainers. Only one module can be considered technical, and it attempts to explain ICT technology in terms that a lay person can understand: Module 1.2, Introduction to computer hardware and software: what the language teacher needs to know.

Q: How do I make comments on what I read at the ICT4LT website? Can I send you questions?
A: Use our online Feedback Form or visit the ICT4LT blog.We welcome comments and questions, but we can only answer questions relating directly to the use of ICT in language teaching and learning.

Q: Where do I stand with regard to copyright and the materials at the ICT4LT website?
A: If you download or print a copy of any material from the ICT4LT site, please pay due respect to copyright. See the ICT4LT Copyright notice at the foot of this page and on all other pages at this site, and see our General guidelines on copyright. Legislation in the UK and in the EU as a whole has been tightened up with regard to what you are allowed to distribute in electronic format.

Q: How often is the ICT4LT site updated?
A: The English language version is updated every week. The date of the most recent update appears at the bottom of the page of each module. The Italian, Finnish and Swedish versions are no longer being updated and have been removed from the ICT4LT site.

Q: How do I cite information that I have found at this site, e.g. for example in a bibliography?
A: Hard-and-fast conventions regarding the bibliographical referencing of Web pages are only slowly emerging. Look at the bottom of the page of each module for information on referencing. This is what we recommend:

  1. If you refer to the English-language version of the ICT4LT website in general you should reference it thus:
    Davies G. (ed.) Information and Communications Technology for Language Teachers (ICT4LT), Slough, Thames Valley University [Online]. Available at: http://www.ict4lt.org [Accessed DD Month YYYY].

  2. If you refer to a particular module at the ICT4LT website, e.g. 1.5, you should reference it thus:
    Walker R., Hewer S. & Davies G. "Introduction to the Internet", Module 1.5. In Davies G. (ed.) Information and Communications Technology for Language Teachers (ICT4LT), Slough, Thames Valley University [Online]. Available at: http://www.ict4lt.org/en/en_mod1-5.htm [Accessed DD Month YYYY].

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Document last updated 9 December 2011. This page is maintained by Graham Davies.

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