The primary purpose of LANG
is to establish linkage among members of the Language
Departments to facilitate the integration of new and
existing technologies into language teaching and learning
at the University of Toronto, making extensive use of
the state-of-the-art Multimedia Language Learning Centres.
LANG provides a unique opportunity for language department
representatives to meet together on a regular basis
to discuss the most urgent issues in language pedagogy.
One of the primary objectives
of LANG is to promote and develop, in collaboration
with the Centre for Computing in the Humanities and
Social Science, collaborative projects sponsored, at
U of T, by the Provost, the Dean of Arts and Science
and the Language departments, thus facilitating cost-effective
resource sharing in its broadest sense.
LANG also recognizes the
importance of balancing the needs of each language departments
as well as addressing broader university, provincial
and national needs in language learning and teaching.
Thus LANG has developed Campus-Based Projects
which address directly the Language Department Consortium
needs at U of T and has provided support to Faculty
for the development of curriculum and collaborative
testing and learning environments as well as other long-term
National and International Projects that
explore the effects of networking technologies and media
for distance communication on learning institutions.
LANG is committed to bridging the gap between theoretical
knowledge and practical application in the language
classroom in its concern for innovation in language
teaching, curriculum development, research, implementation