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Blended Basic Language Courses
Design, Pedagogy, and Implementation

ISBN 9780367432942
Published March 31, 2021 by Routledge
202 Pages

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Book Description

Blended Basic Language Courses: Design, Pedagogy, and Implementation examines lower-division blended courses in fifty-two second language programs at U.S. colleges and universities. Drawing upon a large-scale original study of language faculty, instructors, program directors, and students who have experience with blended classes of thirteen languages other than English, this volume provides new information about the breadth of blended course designs and implementation strategies in use in basic language programs. The mixed-methods study, conducted with surveys and interviews, recommends ways that institutions, departments, and instructors can make the most of digital pedagogy to support student learning, both in officially blended courses and at all levels of technological integration, from fully face-to-face to fully online.

Table of Contents

1. Digital Language Learning in Higher Education

2. Design, Implementation, and Evaluation of Blended Courses and Materials

3. Instructor and Student Perspectives and Support

4. Research Methods

5. Participants and Courses

6. Blended Course Development and Design Models

7. Technology in the Blend

8. The Communicative Approach in Blended Courses

9. Assessment and Feedback

10. Satisfaction and Success

11. Support for Participants

12. Selecting and Developing Curricula, Materials, and Technologies

13. Supporting Teachers and Learners

14. Listening to Participants’ Voices

15. Adapting to Change



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Hope M. Anderson is Assistant Professor of Spanish and Lower-Level Spanish Program Coordinator in the Department of World Languages & Cultures at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.