Released on 2017-04-21Categories Language Arts & Disciplines

Project-Based Language Learning with Technology

Project-Based Language Learning with Technology

Author: Michael Thomas

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781351846820

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 246

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This book highlights the ways in which insights from technology-mediated project-based language learning research can contribute to our understanding of both learner interaction in specific cultural contexts but also of the role of technology in language learning more generally. The volume situates the discussion within the context of the development of the field, from task-based to project-based language learning, and how these have been shaped over time by the evolution of new technologies. Using the case study of EFL learners in a Japanese classroom, the book adopts a multimodal approach to unpack this phenomena at work by examining learner collaboration in project-based work in a real-world setting. The volume provides a valuable contribution to the ongoing debate about the effective integration of digital technologies in the classroom and will be of particular interest to students and scholars in applied linguistics, computer-assisted language learning, task-based language teaching, and TESOL.
Released on 2019-10-08Categories Language Arts & Disciplines

Global Perspectives on Project-based Language Learning, Teaching, and Assessment

Global Perspectives on Project-based Language Learning, Teaching, and Assessment

Author: Gulbahar Beckett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429786952

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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This volume provides a comprehensive account of project-based language learning (PBLL) which showcases key theoretical approaches, empirical research, technological tools, and research-based frameworks to help further PBLL implementation and research. Taking its cue from the conclusions drawn from project-based learning more broadly, which point to the impact of project-based work on learning and development, discourse socialization, subject engagement, and collaborative skills, the book highlights how these discussions might be extended and enhanced within the context of language learning. The volume begins with discussions of philosophical and theoretical models of PBLL and is followed by case studies from contributors from a range of learning contexts and geographic regions which demonstrate these models in practice, with a focus on the implementation of technology in such instances. The book also introduces resources for aligning projects with government standards in the classroom but also frameworks for researching and assessing PBLL. This comprehensive collection is essential reading for students and researchers in language learning and teaching, language education, curriculum design, and applied linguistics.
Released on 2020-07-03Categories Language Arts & Disciplines

Language Teaching with Video-Based Technologies

Language Teaching with Video-Based Technologies

Author: Michael Thomas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000172423

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 236

View: 802

This book explores the implications of technology-mediated project-based language learning for CALL teacher development, focusing on the role of video-based instruction in elucidating challenges and opportunities to promote learner creativity in the language classroom. The volume builds on existing literature on project-based language learning by extending the focus on the affordances of machinima, digital video created by teachers and learners to capture experience in 3D immersive games or virtual worlds. Drawing on data from a large-scale research project featuring case studies that examine different facets of CALL teacher education, the book calls attention to language learning and teaching strategies that encourage both learners and teachers to develop innovative approaches in the language classroom and how such approaches promote the integration of lifelong learning skills alongside traditional linguistic competencies. Offering a dynamic contribution to the growing literature on the interface of language learning and teaching and technology, this book will appeal to students and researchers in applied linguistics and language and education, as well as those interested in the latest developments in CALL.
Released on 2021-11-29Categories Education

Education for Sustainable Development in Foreign Language Learning

Education for Sustainable Development in Foreign Language Learning

Author: María J. de la Fuente

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000480177

Category: Education

Page: 264

View: 240

This unique volume utilizes the UNESCO Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) framework to illustrate successful integration of sustainability education in post-secondary foreign language (FL) learning. Showcasing a variety of approaches to using content-based instruction (CBI) in college-level courses, this text valuably demonstrates how topics relating to environmental, social, and cultural dimensions of sustainability can be integrated in FL curricula. Chapters draw on case studies from colleges throughout the US and consider theoretical and practical concerns relating to models of sustainability-based teaching and learning. Chapters present examples of project-, problem-, and task-based approaches, as well as field work, debate, and reflective pedagogies to enhance students’ awareness and engagement with sustainable development issues as they acquire a foreign language. Insights and recommendations apply across languages and highlight the potential contribution of FL learning to promote sustainability literacy amongst learners. This text will benefit researchers, academics, and educators in higher education with an interest in Modern Foreign Languages, sustainability education, training, and leadership more broadly.
Released on 2018-02-23Categories Education

Handbook of Research on Integrating Technology Into Contemporary Language Learning and Teaching

Handbook of Research on Integrating Technology Into Contemporary Language Learning and Teaching

Author: Zou, Bin

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522551416

Category: Education

Page: 626

View: 986

Technology has become an integral part of our everyday lives. As today’s teachers prepare to instruct a new generation of students, the question is no longer whether technology should be integrated into the classroom, but “how?” The Handbook of Research on Integrating Technology Into Contemporary Language Learning and Teaching is a critical scholarly publication that examines the relationship between language education and technology and the ability to improve language education through technological advances. Featuring coverage on a wide range of topics, such as computer-assisted language learning, flipped instruction, and teacher education, this publication is geared toward researchers, practitioners, and education professionals seeking relevant research on the improvement of language education through the use of technology.
Released on 2021-03-25Categories Language Arts & Disciplines

Digital Games and Language Learning

Digital Games and Language Learning

Author: Mark Peterson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350133013

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

View: 169

Due to the rapid development of gaming technologies in recent years, there has been a surge of interest in the role that digital games can play in foreign and second language learning. Bringing together innovative research from an international team of contributors, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the use of digital games in computer-assisted language learning (CALL). The book firstly lays the theoretical foundations and outlines various rationales for using digital games, incorporating contemporary theories of second language acquisition. It also explores the development and impact of digital games designed specifically for language learning, giving due consideration to design principles, pedagogical requirements and student health. Chapters then draw on case studies from Europe and Japan to analyse in-game interaction, attitudes and participation in both institutional and out-of-classroom settings. Seamlessly combining theory with practical application, this book outlines recent developments in the field and the direction of future research, and is a valuable resource for instructors, researchers and practitioners who are designing games or looking to use them in their classrooms.
Released on 2018-10-10Categories Education

The Routledge Handbook of Teaching English to Young Learners

The Routledge Handbook of Teaching English to Young Learners

Author: Sue Garton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317226710

Category: Education

Page: 544

View: 640

The Routledge Handbook of Teaching English to Young Learners celebrates the ‘coming of age’ for the field of research in primary-level English Language Teaching. With 32 chapters written by international scholars from a wide geographical area including East Africa, Mexico, the South Pacific, Japan, France, the USA and the UK, this volume draws on areas such as second language acquisition, discourse analysis, pedagogy and technology to provide: An overview of the current state of the field, identifying key areas of TEYL. Chapters on a broad range of subjects from methodology to teaching in difficult circumstances and from Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) to gaming. Suggestions of ways forward, with the aim of shaping the future research agenda of TEYL in multiple international contexts. Background research and practical advice for students, teachers and researchers. With extensive guidance on further reading throughout, The Routledge Handbook of Teaching English to Young Learners is essential reading for those studying and researching in this area.
Released on 2013-03-09Categories Language Arts & Disciplines

Ecology of Language Acquisition

Ecology of Language Acquisition

Author: J.H. Leather

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401703413

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 226

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This volume emphasizes the emergence of linguistic development through children's and learners' interactions with their environment - spatial, social, cultural, educational - bringing to light commonalities between primary language development, child and adult second-language learning, and language acquisition by robots. The studies presented here challenge a number of dominant ideas in language acquisition theory. It is of interest to language acquisition researchers and professionals.
Released on 2000-01-13Categories Foreign Language Study

Network-Based Language Teaching

Network-Based Language Teaching

Author: Mark Warschauer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521667429

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 240

View: 329

This collection of research in on-line communication for second language learning inlcudes use of electronic mail, real-time writing and the World Wide Web. It analyses the theories underlying computer-assisted learning.
Released on 2013-08-31Categories Language Arts & Disciplines

Cases on Communication Technology for Second Language Acquisition and Cultural Learning

Cases on Communication Technology for Second Language Acquisition and Cultural Learning

Author: Aitken, Joan E.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466644830

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 611

View: 822

For teachers of English, connecting with non-native students can pose significant problems, but communication technologies may offer a viable solution. Cases on Communication Technology for Second Language Acquisition and Cultural Learning provides educators with valuable insight into methods and opportunities for using technology to teach students learning a foreign language. Theoretical and pragmatic cases illustrate teaching strategies and methodologies, hardware and software development, administrative concerns, and cross-cultural considerations with respect to effective educational technologies. Educators and students, as well as administrators and developers, will use this book to improve the effectiveness of second language curricula across a variety of intercultural perspectives.
Released on 2015-04-23Categories Education

International Perspectives on ELT Classroom Interaction

International Perspectives on ELT Classroom Interaction

Author: Christopher J. Jenks

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137340733

Category: Education

Page: 254

View: 477

This book gathers together 11 empirical-based studies of classroom interaction carried out in different countries, including the USA, England, Kenya, Sweden, and China. Along with a state-of-the-art literature review, the chapters provide key insights and engagement priorities that will prove relevant to a variety of learning and teaching contexts.
Released on 2014-02-13Categories Education

2014 International Conference on Advanced Education and Management (ICAEM2014)

2014 International Conference on Advanced Education and Management (ICAEM2014)

Author:

Publisher: DEStech Publications, Inc

ISBN: 9781605951539

Category: Education

Page: 609

View: 148

The ICAEM2014 aims to bring together researchers, educators and students from around the world in both industry and academia for sharing the state-of-art research results and applications, for exploring new areas of research and development, and for discussing emerging issues on education and management fields. We received a total of 312 submissions from various parts of the world. The Technical Program Committee worked very hard to have all papers reviewed before the review deadline. The final technical program consists of 92 papers. There are one keynote speech and 2 invited sessions. The proceedings were published by DEStech Publications, Inc. and will submitted to Ei Compendex databases for indexing. We would like to mention that, due to the limitation of the conference venue capacity, we are not able to include many fine papers in the technical program. Our apology goes to those authors.