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1st Edition

Effects of Service-Learning in Foreign and Second Language Courses

ISBN 9780367197957
Published July 6, 2020 by Routledge
170 Pages

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Book Description

This edited volume brings together several original studies that critically examine the quantitative and qualitative effects of service-learning (SL) on foreign and second language learning, and its impact on communities, learners, pre-service teacher candidates, and faculty-researchers.

The book focuses on two key aspects: Innovative SL methodologies that seek to develop linguistic and cultural competencies and empirical investigations on the SL effects on all stakeholders.

The analysis presented provides a unique insight into the challenges and future directions of SL research, pedagogical assessment, and community impact.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Taking Spanish to the Soup Kitchen: Investigating Students' Foreign Language Anxiety in Service-Learning 3. Reconsidering Second Language Education through Academic Service-Learning 4. Community Matters: Reciprocal Service-Learning Program Development for Change 5. Dialogue Journals for Critical Reflection on Community Issues and Academic Writing 6. E-Service-Learning: A Case Study of Synchronous Online Language Instruction 7. In Italia: Learning Language and Culture Assimilation through a Community-Based Experience

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Christine E. Poteau is an applied linguist and second language acquisition (SLA) specialist.