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Foreign Language Teaching Development in Framework of Technology Enhanced Learning

Daina Urkevica, Linda Daniela
University of Latvia, Latvia

Abstract. Learning foreign languages is more and more necessary both in formal and informal education because of co-operation between countries and trying to understand foreign cultures. It helps to know better the culture of language speakers. Cultural approach teaching foreign language is important getting acquainted the country as a whole. Remote teaching is continuing since beginning of pandemic. Online classes are still organized and study process is gaining new appearance. Changes in the learning process because of remote learning influence both learners and teachers. Foreign language teaching methods are important keeping attention of students and studying in most efficient way. It is possible to offer new educative approaches as technology enhanced learning as one of the possibilities for individual studies. The virtual reality can be used even in foreign language learning – there are some existing programs in virtual reality already. It is very essential that students and teacher study with pleasure and keep that feeling during the process of studies and that improves study results. Qualitative research methods with open-ended questionnaire and content analyses is used. Study design is grounded theory. Research group is 9 adult students who study Swedish the second year.

Keywords: remote teaching, virtual reality, teaching methods, learning foreign languages, adult education

In: Human, Technologies and Quality of Education, 2023. Proceedings of Scientific Papers = Cilvēks, tehnoloģijas un izglītības kvalitāte, 2023. Rakstu krājums
Riga, University of Latvia, 2023. 796 p. Ed. L. Daniela
ISBN 978-9934-36-116-6