Online Materials to Aid in Language Learning
Terrence Nevin Siders Vogt, Alma Daniela Otero Sosa

The Language Centre at Mexico City’s National University of Education Sciences (Universidad Pedagógica Nacional) has begun to implement blended learning in its courses to increase contact hours with the foreign language under study. Aware that the classroom hours are insufficient for students to obtain the B1 level on the Common European Framework of Reference, which is a new requirement for graduation at the bachelor’s level, the Centre decided in the autumn semester of 2015 to draft online lessons that would increase by fifty percent student contact time with English. This article overviews the planning and implementation of this project, where 60 lessons were written that supplement each one of the twelve units in the Centre’s five courses. After presentation of sample lessons from each of the five courses, reports on the follow up interviews with teachers are presented and analysed. The interviews revealed that most of the objectives were fulfilled. Success at this stage represents a steppingstone toward creation of a learning platform that will host virtual learning objects. The article closes with recommendations for further advancement.

Full Text: PDF     DOI: 10.15640/jehd.v5n2a10