Technology, Innovation, Social Media in Education and Second Language Learning. This Speakers Discussion will focus on the ability for social media to change and enhance the way students engage in learning in the second language classroom whether it be FSL or ESL. As 21st century learners, social media is a life skill and the more we engage in learning around social media in the classroom we develop that fundamental ability. Learning a second language can be challenging and not as relative as one of the core subjects for students as they may not envision a future in that domain. Therefore, creating modern and relative methods of engaging the students creates success for learners
and allows the freedom to explore the language. Learning a second language can be quite difficult as well for students who may have been diagnosed with learning disabilities and therefore using social media to connect with other classrooms nationally and globally. Students are able to use the language they are learning in creative ways that give them the ability to utilize their learning and be responsible for their learning. This then creates awareness and enables students to take ownership for their learning as well as brings credibility, creativity and
consistency to their learning. Therefore, creating a global classroom for learning in a second language as well as enabling students to engage in collaboration.

Published in: Canada International Conference on Education, 2017

  • Date of Conference: 26-29 June, 2017
  • DOI: 10.2053/CICE.2017.0142
  • Electronic ISBN: 978-1-908320-83-4
  • Conference Location: University of Toronto Mississauga, Canada