As the editor of the journal Language Learning & Technology and based on my research and teaching in TELL (Technology-Enhanced Languaculture Learning), I will discuss the current trends in TELL and what is on the horizon. In particular, I focus on the “intercultural turn” in language teaching and learning (Thorne, 2010), along with the underlying theoretical and methodological lenses through which interculturality is being researched and taught, and the technologies that can be used to promote “languaculture” learning (Agar, 2008). I will also touch upon cutting edge technologies that have potential for enhancing TELL.
Dorothy Chun is Professor of Applied Linguistics and Education at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her research areas include L2 phonology and intonation, CALL, and telecollaboration for intercultural learning. She has conducted studies on cognitive processes in learning with multimedia and on online intercultural exchanges.