Complutense University of Madrid
Information and Communications Technology in the classroom: a digital approach to Modern Greek language teaching and learning
This paper considers the role of information and communications technology in the classroom, and more specifically, the pedagogical use of digital media in Modern Greek language teaching and learning. The constantly changing social and cultural situation is one of the factors that contribute to the introduction of significant changes in education (Kodrle & Savchenko, 2021). Language is a means of communication and as the ways in which we communicate have been influenced by the environment in which we live, language teaching should meet the needs of modern societies and adapt to the modern ways of communication and learning. The coronavirus pandemic has posed significant challenges for teachers, who are called upon to organise distance learning based on digital technologies, while maintaining the motivation and interest of their students. The advantages and challenges of using digital media in teaching Greek as a second/foreign language will also be discussed, providing examples of the use of technology in both, classroom, and distance learning in Greek community schools in Melbourne.
Sofia is a PhD candidate in Spanish Language and Literature at the Complutense University of Madrid. She is a Modern Greek and Spanish language teacher, and in the past, she taught modern Greek as a first and as a second language in several community schools in Melbourne for five years. Her research interests are related to linguistics, sociolinguistics, second/foreign language acquisition, grammar acquisition, creative writing, content-based and literature-based language teaching.