Reviewing the Intersection between Foreign Language Teacher Education and Technology

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John Jairo Viáfara


The advent of new technologies in education has inspired a vast array of expectations in relation to the improvement of teaching processes. Surprisingly, the impact of these tools has not influenced the pedagogy of foreign languages as substantially and promptly as was predicted. Nonetheless, this article reveals that efforts are being made by scholars to increase the impact of new technologies in the preparation of educators. This review article takes a retrospective look at the last ten years in the field, focusing on the salient trends. Collaboration in computer mediated communication (CMS), teachers’ attitudes and performance towards education programs, autonomous learning and project work emerge as tendencies.

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Viáfara, J. J. (2011). Reviewing the Intersection between Foreign Language Teacher Education and Technology. HOW Journal, 18(1), 210-228. Retrieved from
Reflections and Revision of Themes
Author Biography

John Jairo Viáfara, Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia, Tunja

John Jairo Viáfara is an associate professor at UPTC in Tunja, Colombia. He holds a BEd in Education (English) from Universidad Nacional de Colombia, a Master in Applied Linguistics (Universidad Distrital) and currently is a Fulbright recipient studying for his PHD at The University of Arizona. His interests include pre-service and in-service teacher education, pedagogical research and ELT Methodology.


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