Bilingualism on the Internet: The Teaching/Learning of Greek as a Second Language in Higher Education.
Department of Languages - Modern Greek
In the last few years we have observed a rapid increase in Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL). These applications include software that aims at the teaching of first, second and foreign languages, applications on the Internet or both. The historical retrospection of CALL shows its development, beginning from its first applications in the 1960s up to this date (Warschauer and Healy, 1998). Today more possibilities exist in respect to new technologies but also theories of language learning and pedagogies that go beyond traditional orientations. This paper proposes ways in which Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) can be used to enhance the teaching/learning of the Greek language in departments of Greek studies in higher education outside Greece. It describes an Internet based application for the teaching/learning of Greek as a second language, “Λόγου χάρη” ('Logou hari') (Kourtis-Kazoullis, 2005), which is based on the creative analysis and production of literary texts, as well as collaboration between university classes.
Kourtis-Kazoullis, Vasilia 2007. Bilingualism on the Internet: The Teaching/Learning of Greek as a Second Language in Higher Education. In E. Close, M. Tsianikas and G. Couvalis (eds.) "Greek Research in Australia: Proceedings of the Sixth Biennial International Conference of Greek Studies, Flinders University June 2005", Flinders University Department of Languages - Modern Greek: Adelaide, 199-210.