Cambridge Scholars Publishing published the book “Second Language Teaching in the Digital Era”. The editor of this multi-authored monograph and the author of two sections is Elena Chaika, associate professor at the Department of English Philology at the Faculty of Romance and Germanic Philology of VSU.
The materials for this book had been prepared in cooperation with partners of Voronezh State University within the Tempus project “Modernising European Language Teaching through the Introduction of Online Technologies in the Process of Teacher Training” (2013–2017) from the universities of Great Britain, Germany, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, and France. Elena Chaika also invited colleagues from educational institutions of Belarus, India, Latvia, and Norway to join the publication. The afterword to the monograph was written by Professor Ksenia Shilikhina, DSc in Philology, Head of the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics at the Faculty of the Romance and Germanic Philology.
The collection gives an overview of teaching foreign languages in the era of digital technologies. The authors consider the educational process in two aspects: they discuss and redefine approaches, principles, and methods of teaching a foreign language to the generation of students of the digital age. They also present practical results of subject studies of the use of innovative technologies and assess their effectiveness in teaching foreign languages, including the experience gained during the pandemic.
As Ksenia Shilikhina noted in the afterword, by the time this book reaches its audience, some new technological tools might be added to those presented in the collection. However, the diverse ways of using digital technologies presented by the authors of the book (all of whom are practising teachers of foreign languages) will undoubtedly contribute to enriching the experience of colleagues in mastering modern technologies and their application in teaching foreign languages.