Karen Van de cruys, Margret Oberhofer: iTILT2: Interactive Teaching in Languages with Technologies

Presentation focus

How can you use interactive technologies such as smartphones, tablets or video for task-based language teaching (TLBT)? This is the central question of the iTILT2 project (Interactive Teaching in Languages with Technology), currently being implemented in six different European countries.

In the BELTA session we will demonstrate and discuss some task-based scenarios using interactive classroom technologies implemented by teachers at secondary schools in Flanders. We will share our experiences and discuss the benefits and challenges when working with interactive technologies in a communicative language classroom.


ITILT 2 (Interactive Teaching in Languages with Technology) is an European Project funded by the Erasmus Plus programme (2014-17). iTILT2 is coordinated by Cardiff Metropolitan University; the University of Antwerp is the Belgian partner. www.itilt2.eu

Why have you chosen this topic for your presentation?

Because exchange of experiences on ICT tools amongst peers helps teachers to improve their teaching.

What do you want participants to take away from your presentation?

Concrete ideas on how to implement ICT in their language class

Exchange of views and experiences on interactive teaching with technologies


Karen Van de Cruys is a lifelong learner and enthusiastic teacher at Groenendaalcollege in Antwerp. She teaches ESL and Dutch to third level students in general secondary education (ASO). She has built a strong expertise in the development of professional learning networks, the integration of technology in the classroom and formative assessment.

Margret Oberhofer is an International Project Coordinator at the University of Antwerp (Linguapolis) and a research assistant for Language Teaching and ICT at the Antwerp School of Education. She has been involved in over 20 Eurpean projects on language learning. Margret coordinated the precursor project iTILT1 (interactive Technologies in Language Teaching), focusing on IWBs for teaching foreign languages.