Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have in recent years become an integral part of more and more language courses at all levels. Learning languages using the Internet and its new technologies such as social networks, blogs, podcasts and wikis, is not only fun, but
enhances the students’ language learning environment and experience.
The various facets of foreign cultures and foreign languages become much more tangible. Experiencing direct communication with native speakers in e-mail projects or tandem partnerships, in chat rooms and discussion forums provide motivating and effective opportunities for improving a whole range of language skills – in class as well as at home.
Report by the EU Commission's working group "Languages in Education and Training" on ICT and language learning and teaching CLIL and CALL report_July.2014.pdf
A European approach to language teacher training with lots of resources; including ICT:
E-VOLLution: Exploring cutting edge applications of networked technologies in Vocationally Oriented Language Learning
E-VOLLution looks at the basic e-skills which 21st century workers need: strategies for effective online research, the ability to evaluate and use online sources of information; the ability to create multimodal content like presentations and learning materials, the ability to use traditional tools such as e-mails as well as Web 2.0 applications such as blogs, wikis, videoconferences and social networks for effective cooperation and collaboration in VOLL contexts. http://www.ecml.at/projects/voll