I am a beginner in the ICT world and I am very surprised because of the great amount of resources that exist in relation to teach English as a second language.
Things in English teaching have changed a lot in the last years, fortunately, a change for the better.
We are very lucky to have the opportunity to use a lot of resources to prepare our future lessons for primary children.
When I was a child, my English teacher used traditional methods and all of us learnt English, basically grammar without listening or speaking. To sum up, we only learnt basic English to write something.
Now, we can find a lot of resources and ideas through ICT. The use of new technologies is very important to develop our pupils´ English skills (listening, reading, writing, speaking)
Searching on you tube, I have found a couple of videos I invited to see and think about their content, I mean, about the importance of using new technologies in education.
And what about this?
The current methods that are available through ICT are very useful to teach children to speak English in an appropriate and fun way.
From my point of view, it is the only way they speak English fluently in the future.
So we (teachers) have to work very hard to get children to getting learn English as a Second language and this achievement must be get trough new technologies and our good teaching practice.
For this reason, this subject is very important in our preparation as future teachers.