Why is blended learning for vocationally oriented language teaching?

Yalcinkaya D.

5th International Conference on New Horizons in Education (INTE), Paris, France, 25 - 27 June 2014, vol.174, pp.1061-1068 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 174
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.01.795
  • City: Paris
  • Country: France
  • Page Numbers: pp.1061-1068
  • Keywords: Blended learning, vocationally oriented language teaching, professional development, ICT using, TECHNOLOGY
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


In language education, one of the innovations named blended learning has a great impact on language education today. Blended learning combines traditional education practices with a modern technology based education. We cannot ignore personal differences, the importance of self motivation, and the benefits of computer as a material particularly for the young generations who have been grown-up in a computer and internet world today. Particularly VOCLL can be achieved by blended learning as because the learners may need it after graduation at any age at work. Distance learning is these groups' solution and specialized language teaching is very available by blended learning. There is a pressing need to create vocational training possibilities and methods for students in order to adjust them to the labour market. The blended learning aims at working out an effective model for VOCLT, along with the tools and techniques to facilitate the process. (C) 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.