Joe Dale

Joe Dale is an independent consultant who works with a range of organisations such as Network for Languages, ALL, The British Council, the BBC, Skype and Microsoft. He is host of the TES MFL forum, Vital MFL Portal Manager for the Open University, former SSAT Languages Lead Practitioner, a regular conference speaker in the UK and recognised expert on technology and language learning. He has also spoken at conferences and run training courses in Europe, North America, the Far East and Australia. Joe was key in updating the ICT elements of the QCDA SoW for KS2 Primary French; he also designed games for Heinemann's 'Expo'. Joe has featured in several Education Guardian articles and has himself both written for and been quoted by the TES. Joe has also written for the TES ICT blog and produced video tutorials for the CILT 14-19 website. Joe recently starred on a Teachers TV programme and has spoken about the Rose Review proposals on BBC Radio 4. His blog has been nominated for four Edublog Awards.

Recent articles:

15 October 2014

ICT and the new languages programmes of study for KS3

As there is no reference to the use of technology to meet the demands of the new languages programmes of study for key stage three, I thought it would be helpful to make some suggestions on some of the requirements included for those who have to follow them as well as those interested in trying […]

29 September 2014

iPads in the languages classroom – Where do you start?

Finding out what are the most useful apps for language learning on the App Store is a daunting task for those lucky enough to have access to iPads in their classrooms. The shortcut which I’ve found most useful is to follow the community of language teachers on Twitter known as the MFLTwitterati who regularly tweet […]

26 September 2014

Flipboard – build your own MFL magazine!

One of my favourite tools at the moment is Flipboard which allows you to collect web links in a few clicks or taps and turn them automatically into a stylish dynamic multimedia magazine! Perfect for a BYOD (bring your own device) environment, the free app is available for iPads, iPod Touches, Android devices and Microsoft […]

13 October 2012

Have you heard of the MFL Twitterati?

The mainstream media often portray Twitter as a sensationalist vehicle for attention-seeking celebrities to broadcast the trivial minutiae of their everyday lives. This is a shame I feel as in my humble opinion, the social networking site is in fact the most powerful tool for improving teachers’ professional development there has ever been … ever […]

18 September 2012

How web 2.0 are you?

Back in 2005, I thought technology in language learning equated to the use of PowerPoint for whole class presentations, interactive exercises with such programs as Hot Potatoes and websites like Linguascope, Languages Online and Zut. How my views changed when I started reading about blogging in the TES, listening to podcasts produced by Mark Pentleton […]