The Teaching of Spanish and the Use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in Jamaica
Ossain Cesar Martínez Moreno
This paper elaborates on how an effective and systematic use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) could enhance the teaching and learning of the Spanish language in Jamaica. This work proposes that by using devices such as computers, tablets and mobile phones, as well as accessing digital resources, students can be presented with improved learning opportunities. In Jamaica, efforts are being made to include ICT with the object of enhancing the successful adoption of Spanish as a foreign language, which requires further research and actions. This document assesses curriculum needs, and its main purpose is to design an action plan that addresses specific and actual issues of teaching Spanish through ICT in Jamaican educational institutions. The plan puts forward a series of measures to be included as part of the didactic units of any Spanish course, incorporating an extensive use of ICT on a moderate budget.
Issue: Number 24