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Who Needs Applied Linguistics? Wilson, TESL-EJ 1996

Who Needs Applied Linguistics? Wilson, TESL-EJ 1996 | TELT | Scoop.it

Wilson: "a perceivable gap exists between theory and practice in language teaching which is not so prominent in other professions. Teachers prefer to rely on 'practical experience' as the impetus behind pedagogic convictions. Applied linguists and their hypotheses are regarded as overtheoretical cat's cradles. Do teachers need to study applied linguistics?"

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Some really thought-provoking discussion about practice vs theory in language teaching and research:

 

"The fact that human languages are so amorphous in their 'lebenswelt' is not readily appreciated by critics of applied linguistics.

Joining the public, they would prefer language teaching (along with languages) to be a compact activity which can be studied and comprehended as a componential system, resembling say, an exploded diagram from a car maintenance manual. Such notions represent more suspect notions about what language teaching should be (which ought to be dispelled in the first year of any course in TEFL or applied linguistics). Nevertheless, such critics would prefer to envisage languages and learners as essentially machine-like with vocabulary and grammar rules which govern their expressive acts. It takes a long time to convince them that human communication does not work that way. It takes even longer to convince them they should read extensively about how it might. Thus the thoughtful language teacher confronts popular conceptions which seek to oversimplify a complex task. This situation is neither appreciated nor imagined by the inhabitants of the ivory tower of applied linguistics."

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Plurilinguisme et enseignement supérieur : un colloque sur la gouvernance linguistique des universités et établissements d’enseignement supérieur

Plurilinguisme et enseignement supérieur : un colloque sur la gouvernance linguistique des universités et établissements d’enseignement supérieur | TELT | Scoop.it
Favoriser toutes réflexions et entreprendre toutes actions relatives au multilinguisme et aux politiques linguistiques en Europe visant à  promouvoir le plurilinguisme, une citoyenneté européenne active et l'identité européenne,
dans un esprit d'ouverture au monde, par tous moyens appropriés
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BUSCILA: Association des sciences du langage

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Lettre d'information mars 2018
Editorial - Laurence Rosier
In memoriam : Antoine Culioli
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Teachers’ Perspectives on Second Language Task Difficulty

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Andrea Révész, Laura Gurzynski-Weiss, ARAL 2016
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Appel à communications : Colloque international-Webinaire Innovation pédagogique, numérique et apprentissage des langues - 21 mai 2018

Appel à communications : Colloque international-Webinaire Innovation pédagogique, numérique et apprentissage des langues - 21 mai 2018 | TELT | Scoop.it
Le colloque bénéficiera de l'intervention de 7 conférenciers invités de 5 pays différents - Belgique, Espagne, Irlande, Mexique et France - figures reconnues de l'innovation pédagogique et du numérique. La rencontre accueillera, à côté de conférences invitées, des communications sélectionnées par un comité scientifique constitué par notre partenaire scientifique Alsic. Les auteurs des communications retenues pourront intervenir à distance, sans nécessité pour eux d'être présents à Besançon. Date limite pour la soumission des propositions de communication : 21 mai 2018

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HEP VAUD | Colloque ADLES - Actu HEP - Actualités et agenda

HEP VAUD | Colloque ADLES - Actu HEP - Actualités et agenda | TELT | Scoop.it
L’Association en didactique des langues étrangères en Suisse (ADLES) et l'UER Didactiques des langues et cultures de la HEP Vaud lancent un appel à communication pour la première conférence internationale autour des questions méthodologiques liées à l’enseignement des langues étrangères, qui se tiendra les 6 et 7 septembre sur notre campus
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Participation, Equity, and Inclusion: L2 Digital Literacies Symposium

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Participation, a long-standing assessment category on language syllabi, has found a new conceptual life over the last few decades as digital literacies practices have become a part of everyday life and learning. This symposium aims to contribute to discussions of the role of digital literacies in second language learning and teaching and biliteracy development, by considering the ways in which technologically-mediated communication can enable new forms of participation and access, but also the ways in which participation in digital spaces is rarely full and equitable, but is more often than not fraught with questions of legitimacy and symbolic power.

We are currently accepting proposals for virtual presentations. See the CFP for details. Submission deadline: May 21, 2018.
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