In classrooms all across the country, old-fashioned textbooks and stodgy lesson plans are sucking the life out of language learning. These classes leave so many learners apathetic or frustrated as they recite scripted dialog or memorize an endless litany of verb conjugations. Who said that language learning had to be so boring?

These days, thanks to digital technology, we have the resources to resuscitate language learning and make it the adventure it should be.

There are many advantages to digital language learning over classroom instruction, including access to content at any time, in any location, and current technologies make content interactive, as...

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About the Author:

Lisa Rodriguez started in the Los Angeles Unified School District in 1987, and then in 2001 with the Woodburn School District in Oregon as a bilingual teacher. In 2004 she became a technology and literacy teacher, and then an educational technology coach. She has been teaching courses in education as an adjunct professor since 2010 when she received her PhD in educational technology, and started the Battle of the Books Quiz Center at www.obob.me. Her main educational interests focus on integration of current technologies with English language learners, and second language acquisition.