Learning Languages is a new curriculum area in the 2007 New Zealand Curriculum and CORE Education has been commissioned by the Ministry of Education to conduct an evaluative study of current effective practice in the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to support the learning of languages other than English in English medium schools.
The key questions for the study were:
- How are various ICTs currently being used to improve language learning outcomes for students in New Zealand?
- How effective is that use of ICTs in improving language learning outcomes for students?
The Research Report and online Webcases for this project were submitted to the Ministry in June 2009.