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New perspectives on teaching and working with languages in the digital era

New perspectives on teaching and working with languages in the digital era | TELT | Scoop.it

Antonio Pareja-Lora, Cristina Calle-Martínez, Pilar Rodríguez-Arancón.


What are the real benefits of applying new technologies to teaching and/or learning? Are they actually also applicable to language teaching and learning? Are CALL, MALL, CLIL, LMOOCs, etc. , as effective as traditional models of language teaching and/or learning? Do they really help language learners? Will language teachers and researchers (or learners) who fail to adapt and apply ICTs to language teaching and/or research (or use ICTs for language learning) be neglected and left aside? The present volume tries to shed a light on these issues. For this reason, it has been divided into three different but fairly interrelated sections . The first aims at describing how information and language technologies are generally applied to language teaching and learning. Its different sections provide detailed information, for instance, about how ICTs are being used in the different levels of face-to-face language learning or in distance language learning and/or e-learning. The second section introduces some new trends in the application of ICTs to language learning, such as MALL or CLIL. Finally, the third section presents how language technologies , i.e. computational linguistics and language resources, are being applied to language teaching and learning.

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New open access edited volume on language learning/teaching with technology
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Normalising CALL in UK primary education: Pazio 2015

Normalising CALL in UK primary education: Pazio 2015 | TELT | Scoop.it
The thesis examines the concept of normalisation of Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL), i.e. complete, effective integration of technology, in the context of primary Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) in England. While normalisation research is conducted predominantly in the English as a Foreign Language (EFL) context, understanding normalisation in the primary mainstream education in England is important due to the contrast between teachers’ lack of readiness to deliver languages as part of the National Curriculum, and technology penetration in the classrooms. This thesis therefore, taking a sociocultural perspective of Activity Theory, attempts to redefine normalisation to include context specific characteristics, identify what factors contribute to and impede normalisation, and assess where primary CALL is on route to normalisation. An ethnographic approach was deemed to be most suitable to gain deep understanding of normalisation. Prolonged immersion in a primary school and the thematic analysis of observations, interviews, field notes and audio recordings revealed that factors impeding normalisation of primary CALL revolve around the following areas: attitudes, logistics, training and support and pedagogy. The issues related to the subject itself, e.g. negative attitudes toward the subject, lack of skills, impact on the achievement of normalisation to larger extent than issues related to technology. Hence in the primary context, normalisation needs to be considered from the point of view of normalisation of MFL and then the technology that is embedded into MFL. The analysis of the data allowed the researcher to create a model which serves as a form of audit of factors that need to be considered when thinking of successful technology integration into languages. Such guidance is needed for the primary MFL context having reoccurring issues, but is also relevant to primary EFL contexts in Europe where similar problems related to teaching of the subject are reported.
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PhD on CALL in MFL with young learners
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PhD on CALL in MFL with young learners
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iTILT project: CALL teacher education

iTILT project: CALL teacher education | TELT | Scoop.it

An iTILT teacher training session at a primary school in Antibes, near Nice, this month involved primary teachers and teacher trainers involved with language education and technology training, as well as newly-qualified secondary EFL teachers.

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Moving on from IWB-oriented projects to other tools and tasks to encourage target language interaction

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HVPT or minimal pairs on steroids

HVPT or minimal pairs on steroids | TELT | Scoop.it
It was by chance as these things tend to happen on the net that I read about High Variability Pronunciation Training (HVPT). What are the odds language teachers know about HVPT? My extremely representative and valid polling on Twitter and G+ gave me a big fat 2 out of 24 teachers who knew the acronym.…
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PL-CALL: Warsaw 2016

PL-CALL: Warsaw 2016 | TELT | Scoop.it

Shannon Sauro, Malmö University, Sweden, who is going to take us on a fandom tour;

 

Lechosław Hojnacki, RODN Bielsko-Biała, Poland, who will mobilize our conference;

 

Gosia Kurek, Jan Długosz University, Częstochowa, Poland, offering multiple insights into virtual mobility via telecollaboration;

 

Michał Mochocki, Kazimierz Wielki University, Bydgoszcz, Poland, who will give a talk and a workshop on gamification in language learning;

 

Przemysław Stencel, Edukacja Online, with a workshop on how to mobilize and gamify Moodle.

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Registration now open

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Moving a step further from “integrative CALL” Gimeno, 2015

Moving a step further from “integrative CALL” Gimeno, 2015 | TELT | Scoop.it

Moving a step further from “integrative CALL”. What's to come?. . 

 

This paper reflects upon the evolution of technology-enhanced language learning throughout the past two decades based on the author's own experience and how Information and Communications Technologies have played a prominent role on how language teaching pedagogies have evolved alongside the technologies themselves. Reference is made to the milestones that have marked the evolution of computer-assisted language learning (CALL) and how future trends are developing. The author discusses her vision of CALL and develops the concept of “atomised CALL”, a theory first introduced in 2013. Atomised CALL describes the field of CALL from 2010 onwards, i.e. from Mark Warschauer's definition of “integrative CALL”. In relation to Bax's theory about the “normalisation” of CALL, the author defends that, as long as technology continues to evolve and new gadgets appear on the market, there will always be a place for CALL developers and authors to find the optimum way of pedagogically exploiting these forever-emerging technological developments.

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Ana Gimeno-Sanchez on the evolution of the field. Looks like open access for now.

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Critical CALL – Proceedings of the 2015 EUROCALL Conference, Padova, Italy

Critical CALL – Proceedings of the 2015 EUROCALL Conference, Padova, Italy | TELT | Scoop.it
Francesca Helm, Linda Bradley, Marta Guarda, Sylvie Thouësny.
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Open access volume now available

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Multilingual CALL: Frankfurt, 2016

Multilingual CALL: Frankfurt, 2016 | TELT | Scoop.it

This conference aims to increase the awareness of the existence and functions of multilingual materials and multilingual language use in CALL contexts. Furthermore, it will contribute to a critical assessment on widespread assumptions regarding monolingual/multilingual practices in CALL.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

-  CALL tools and materials using multiple languages, including previously learned school languages, heritage & minority languages

-  Use of CALL with multilingual learners

-  Language choice and code-alternation in CALL

-  Multilingual practices in web2.0-based and telecollaboration-based CALL

-  Multilingual CALL and language awareness

-  Practical experiences with multilingual CALL at school

 

 

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http://www.uni-frankfurt.de/58144877/CfP_MultilingualCALL_EN-_2_.pdf ; Deadline for abstracts: 16 November

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language barrier is just another challenge to conquer 

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Digital ELT Ireland - Ireland's digital ELT conference

Digital ELT Ireland - Ireland's digital ELT conference | TELT | Scoop.it
Ireland's leading digital conference for English language teaching since 2012.
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End of October 2015. Plenary speaker information now online

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Using mobile phones in the language classroom: Reinders, 2010

Hay o Re i n d e rs. Twenty Ideas for Using Mobile Phones in the Language Classroom. T …

Via Adelina Moura, Juergen Wagner
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Download PDF from here http://americanenglish.state.gov/resources/english-teaching-forum-2010-volume-48-number-3

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Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, August 29, 2015 5:46 PM

If you can't win the "no cell phones in class" argument, here are 20 ways to be comfortable losing that argument.  Make cell phones in the class work for you!

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Ideas... always welcome!

Sofia Sweeney's curator insight, November 24, 2015 6:39 PM

Probé iPadio en mi clase. Los estudiantes tenían que llamar a mi canal y dejar un mensaje en que dijeron sus planes para las vacaciones de Thanksgiving. La actividad funcionó muy bien, creo que fue una manera chévere de practicar la competencia oral. Algo muy bueno es que pueden grabarse y dejar comentarios en otras grabaciones sin abrir una cuenta. El único problema es que no hay una manera de ver quién llamó - los estudiantes tienen que introducirse cada vez. Muchos de los estudiantes se olvidaron decir su nombre, y por eso fue difícil calificar. 

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EPAL 2015 Muller-Hartmann: tasks in telecollaboration for language learning

EPAL 2015 Muller-Hartmann: tasks in telecollaboration for language learning | TELT | Scoop.it

Researching tasks in telecollaborative teacher education – the potential of exploratory practice and activity theory

Research on the design and implementation of tasks in telecollaborative settings has been very productive, but we still lack insights into the processes on the micro level when task content is negotiated in international groups. Due to the many contextual factors that impact on the task-in-process and the fact that students have to manage a high workload in these learning environments, researcher-teachers in teacher education contexts face many challenges. An exploratory practice approach, part of a mixed method design, will not only allow to engage students in reflective learning, but it will also produce data from an emic perspective which are central to understanding issues of task-based competence development.

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Keynote at 2015 EPAL

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CALL Research Tarragona 2015

3 day event on research in task design in technology-mediated language teaching and learning
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Tweets and pics from the conference

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Social networking: Toetenel 2014

This study examined the use of social networking sites as a means of establishing an asynchronous online environment for use in language learning in a classroom setting. The findings described are based on the use of a social networking site called Ning in a classroom during a summer school project, which was conducted at a further education college in the UK.

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Student Perspectives on Intercultural Learning: Sauro 2016

This study reports on intercultural learning from the perspective of student participants in an online teacher education partnership which brought together stu…
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Intricately designed and cleverly implemented teacher education course combining intercultural partnership involving (a) online collaboration and (b) face-to-face sociolinguistics content for Swedish university EFL teacher preparation.
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Mobile learning and data-driven language learning.

Mobile learning and data-driven language learning. | TELT | Scoop.it
Puga, Karin, Hehner, Stefanie, and Sandra Götz     Project Agreement Number: 2014‐1‐ES01‐KA203-004782 Project funded by the European Union   Transforming European Learner Language into Learning Opportunities (TELL-OP)   Output 07 Polic
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Recommendations for mobile and data-driven learning from EU project
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Recommendations for mobile and data-driven learning from EU project
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Interesante proyecto europeo sobre el aprendizaje de lenguas y el uso de dispositivos móviles.
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Recommendations for mobile and data-driven learning from EU project
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Innovative language teaching and learning at university: enhancing participation and collaboration

Innovative language teaching and learning at university: enhancing participation and collaboration | TELT | Scoop.it
Cecilia Goria, Oranna Speicher, Sascha Stollhans.

 

In his foreword, Zoltan Dornyei says:

 

As its title suggests, Innovative language teaching and learning at university: enhancing participation and collaboration presents a principled attempt to address the issue of how L2 instruction at university level can meet  such  heightened  demands.  The  Editors  served  as  the  organisers  of  a successful conference at the School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies at The University of Nottingham, ‘InnoConf 2015’ where the rich programme specifically focused on various novel ways of exploring the benefits of state-
of-the-art instructional approaches,such as the use of technology and the Internet, content-based language learning, the development of intercultural communicative competence/awareness, different study-abroad schemes and field trips, as well as utilising certain key psychological processes underlying institutional learning such as learner autonomy and motivation. The current volume offers a good selection of papers representing three main themes: online
collaboration, digital tools in online environments and teaching that goes beyond the boundaries of the language classroom.

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Looks like an interesting read; open access

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Virtual Special Issue TELL & CALL: System

Virtual Special Issue on the Development of Technology Enhanced and Computer Assisted Language Learning

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Ursula Sticklera and...
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12 paper best-of with a short wrap-around by Stickler and Shi; free to download for a few months

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Synchronous technologies for language learning: Promise and challenges in research and pedagogy

Synchronous technologies for language learning: Promise and challenges in research and pedagogy | TELT | Scoop.it
By Breffni O'Rourke in Digital Media And New Literacies and CALL. Keynote (Breffni O'Rourke) at Language. Learning. Technology, Leuphana University Lüneburg, 20-21 April 2015 Online communication ceased to be a niche interest many years ago.
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Interesting overview of state-of-art, citing eyetracking studies by Bryan Smith: http://llt.msu.edu/issues/october2012/smith.pdf

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Call For Papers | EUROCALL 2016

The 23rd EUROCALL Conference will be held at the Cyprus University of Cyprus in Lemesos (Limassol) Cyprus from 24th to 27th August 2016.

CALL Communities and Culture

The theme of EuroCALL 2016 is CALL Communities and Culture. It offers a unique opportunity to hear from real-world CALL practitioners how they practice CALL in their communities, and how the CALL culture developed in local and global contexts. CALL has moved from traditional drill-and-practice programmes in the 1960s and 1970s to more recent manifestations of CALL, such as the use of interactive whiteboards, corpora and concordances, Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC), to the applications used in virtual learning environments and e-learning, virtual worlds, gaming and Mobile-Assisted Language Learning (MALL). Keeping an eye on the latest changes and on the future, and being well informed, are critical success factors for the CALL community. So the questions are:

 

 

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Practice and progression in Second Language Research methods: Mackey 2015

Since its inception, the field of second language research has utilized methods from a number of areas, including general linguistics, psychology, education, sociology, anthropology and, recently, neuroscience and corpus linguistics. As the questions and objectives expand, researchers are increasingly pushing methodological boundaries to gain a clearer picture of second language learning. At one end for example, we see measures of cognition (e.g., brain imaging and eye tracking) and at the other end we see exploration of issues of culture and identity (e.g., ethnographies, deep dive case studies, introspective and narrative analyses). There is an emerging emphasis on research synthesis, meta-analysis, and replication. This article illustrates a few of the advancements in methods and research agendas in SLA. I will conclude by highlighting some of the ways that second language researchers can continue to incorporate, assimilate, and shape methodology, as well as pointing out some of the potential pitfalls, and overall, how these methodological innovations benefit the field.
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Free access; overview of field from prominent researcher, many citations of perhaps lesser-known work and directions for future research.

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CALICO 2016 - call for papers

Hosted by CLEAR and Michigan State University in East Lansing Evolving Interactions in Digital Language Learning Welcome to the next CALICO conference. See the links below (or to the left) as they become available for more conference information

 

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Deadline October 2015

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Colloque EPAL 2015: tweets via katrinrulokoz

le colloque via les tweets-Merci aux organisateurs et à la prochaine!
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Catherine Caws @Catherine Caws

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Links for teaching FL with technologies: Jurgen Wagner


Via Juergen Wagner
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A wealth of links to teaching materials, technological tutorials, resources and people involved in language teaching with technology. A place to start for an overview of what's going on out there, though perhaps overwhelming for beginners.  For teacher training, a very specific task would be required ...