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Developing and integrating teacher competences in language acquisition, pedagogy and technology

My paper on "Developing and integrating teacher competences in language acquisition, pedagogy and technology."  (Actes du colloque FICEL sur l'évolution et professionalisation des enseignants de langues)

 

The paper discusses key competences required for teaching languages with technology, and concludes with examples of projects combining research, pedagogy and technology including:

 

"the EU lifelong learning project iTILT, Interactive Technologies in Language Teaching (Whyte, Cutrim Schmid & van Hazebrouck, 2011). In this project, language researchers and teacher trainers offer professional development in the use of the interactive whiteboard (IWB) to practising language teachers with learners at all levels. After initial training, class sessions at the board are filmed, and followed by debriefing sessions with both teachers and learners. Short video clips of selected lesson episodes are then presented on the project website together with lesson plans, lesson files, and teacher and learner commentary to aid other teachers in using the IWB for language teaching. The project website also includes a variety of related resources and dissemination tools, and as teacher training and data collection proceed, the project partners inform their networks of developments via blogs and social media. Thus teaching, training and research are closely interrelated as the project teachers develop their digital  and pedagogical skills, the researchers observe classroom interaction and teacher development, and trainers create resources for future professional development using feedback from the project teachers."

 

The iTILT website (http://itilt.eu) will soon go live, allowing language teachers and teacher educators access to this free open educational resource on the interactive whiteboard (IWB) in communicative language teaching.


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Communication au colloque DILTEC, 2011.

ADQUISICIÓN DE SEGUNDAS LENGUAS-SECOND LANGUAGE ADQUISITION
La importancia de los estudios teóricos sobre adquisición de segundas lenguas para su aplicación en el aula
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Universal grammar: are we born knowing the rules of language? – Science weekly podcast

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Do all human languages share a universal grammar? And can science shed light on a schism that’s divided the world of linguistics for over half a century?
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Learn a New Lingo While Doing Something Else

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Hearing a foreign language in the background can help you learn it faster, even if you are not paying attention
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Learning a foreign language revealed a world I never knew existed

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Growing up in a small town in North Carolina, Lauren Collins never needed to speak a foreign language outside of high school Spanish classes. It wasn’t until she met her French-speaking husband and moved to Switzerland that she felt the need to become bilingual. She offers her humble opinion on the value of learning a new language.
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6 Potential Brain Benefits Of Bilingual Education by ANYA KAMENETZ

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Kids are showing reading gains in dual-language classrooms. There may be underlying brain advantages at work.

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ARA Comunicación Digital's curator insight, December 3, 2016 1:18 PM
Beneficios potenciales de la educación bilingüe. No se trata solo de los beneficios académicos, sino psicológicos y sociales. ¿Debería implantarse esta educación en España?
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Interesting article on bilingual education
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L'étude montre surtout qu'il faut continuer avec les écoles d'immersion. Par contre, il n'y aucun lien avec parler deux langues à la maison. Les questions sont très différentes. La langue est bien plus qu'un outil de communication. La foyer familiale est le lieu de structuration et de maturation psychologique bien différente de ce qui se passe à l'école. La famille est l'hôpital la plus proche. Le jeu de différenciation du rôle maternel et paternel est favorisé par une langue unique.
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The Benefits of Bilingualism

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Being bilingual makes you smarter and can have a profound effect on your brain.
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"Whistled Languages" Reveal How the Brain Processes Information

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Before the smartphone or even Morse code, some rural peoples “spoke” long distance by whistling. Linguists are racing to study the dying languages
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Why You Make Better Decisions In Another Language - YouTube

Do you want to know the secret to being more reasonable? Try learning another language! Follow Julian on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jhug00 Rea
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Noam Chomsky on the Evolution of Language: A Biolinguistic Perspective

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How the Brain Decodes Sentences

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Frontiers | It is an organ, it is new, but it is not a new organ. Conceptualizing language from a homological perspective | Evolutionary Developmental Biology

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It is a widely shared opinion among specialists that language is an evolutionary innovation, or that it contains some key evolutionary innovations. However, such claims are not based on a correspondingly consensual concept of ‘evolutionary innovation,’ but are rather expressed on atheoretical grounds. This fact has thus far acted as an obstacle for the collaborative effort upon which the task of disentangling the evolution of this human capacity should be built. In this paper, we suggest a formal approach to the issue, based on Günter Wagner’s recent theory of homologies and novelties. Within this new framework, we conclude that language is the human instantiation (thus an ‘homolog’) of a character widely represented in the nervous system of animals, which incorporates a number of interdependent innovative states that allows us conceptualizing it as a ‘variational modality’ of this ancient organ.
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Language learning boosts brain plasticity and ability to code new information

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Using EEG recordings, a new study shows that the more languages we learn, the faster the brain circuits that code new information are formed.
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Why Multilingual People Have Healthier, More Engaged Brains

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Educators often focus on the language skills students who are still learning English lack, but bilingualism is a huge neuro-strength. The ability to speak more
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El Atlas Lingüístico de la Península Ibérica (ALPI) es el gran proyecto de la Geografía Lingüística de la primera mitad del siglo XX dirigido por Tomás Navarro Tomás en el Centro de Estudios Históricos. En la web alpi.csic.es se puede acceder a los datos sobre las hablas románicas de 527 localidades peninsulares y baleares recogidos en el trabajo de campo. La herramienta de consulta permite diferentes tipos de búsqueda y facilita el cartografiado de los resultados. Pilar García Mouton (CSIC) ha coordinado la edición, financiada por el Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, con apoyos de las universidades colaboradoras, y una ayuda de la Fundación BBVA. La página del ALPI ofrece información interesante para especialistas, profesores, estudiantes y público general. Presenta la historia del proyecto original, describe su metodología y facilita el acceso a cientos de fotografías, de gran valor etnográfico, que se hicieron en los años 30 durante las encuestas.

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How We Speak Reveals What We Think, with Steven Pinker - Video

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Professor Steven Pinker illustrates how the study of linguistics can give us a rare window into the conscious mind.
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Chomsky at 88

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Chomsky has championed an approach which relies on our internal mental structures, arguing that meaning is in the head, not simply out there in the world by way of a word referring to some entity

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 11, 2016 2:20 AM

A nice short summary of Chomsky's contribution.

Enrique Facundo Ruiz Blanco's curator insight, December 12, 2016 7:58 AM

La vigencia de las teorías de Chompsky

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La vigencia de las teorías de Chompsky

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We Asked a Linguist to Explain the 'Semester Abroad Accent'

That suspicious new London lilt may not be as put-on as it seems.
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Is Chomsky's Theory of Language Wrong? Pinker Weighs in on Debate

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Chomsky’s ideas have profoundly affected linguistics and mind-science in general. Critics attacked his theories from the get-go and are still attacking, paradoxically demonstrating his enduring dominance. Some attacks are silly. For example, in his new book A Kingdom of Speech Tom Wolfe asserts that both Darwin and “Noam Charisma” were wrong.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 1, 2016 4:25 AM

Interesting one for the grammar geeks.

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Chomsky's Theory of Language Learning Dead? Not So Fast...

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Is your judgment clouded by emotion? Think in another language

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 Linguistique appliquée et disciplinarisation: Histoire Épistémologie Langage, 2011.

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Open access to the special issue on the history of applied linguistics.

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, September 27, 2016 2:54 AM
The introduction has a handy "petite chronologie (couramment admise)" of applied linguistics and a lot of the papers are in English, including one by Richard Smith on Palmer (http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/al/research/collections/elt_archive/). Also two in/on French by Léon and Berthet.
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Where Words are Stored: The Brain's Meaning Map

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Semantic information lives all over the cortex
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How Morality Changes in a Foreign Language

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Fascinating ethical shifts come with thinking in a different language
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Evidence Rebuts Chomsky's Theory of Language Learning

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Much of Noam Chomsky’s revolution in linguistics—including its account of the way we learn languages—is being overturned
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Brain waves predict speed of second language learning

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For the first time, researchers show that a 5-minute electroencephalography of resting-state brain activity can predict how fast adults learn a second language.
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Why is English so weirdly different from other languages? – John McWhorter | Aeon Essays

No, English isn’t uniquely vibrant or mighty or adaptable. But it really is weirder than pretty much every other language
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