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Foreign Language Learning in the Digital Age
Theory and Pedagogy for Developing Literacies

Edited By

Christiane Lütge

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ISBN 9780367469412
January 31, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
296 Pages 49 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Foreign Language Learning in the Digital Age addresses the growing significance of diversifying media in contemporary society and expands on current discourses that have formulated media and a multitude of literacies as integral objectives in 21st century education.

The book engages with epistemological and critical foundations of multiliteracies and related pedagogies for foreign language-learning contexts. It includes a discussion of how multimodal and digital media impact meaning-making practices in learning, the inherent potentials and challenges that are foregrounded in the use of multimodal and digital media, and the contribution that (foreign) language education can provide in developing multiliteracies. The volume additionally addresses foreign language education across the formal educational spectrum: from primary education to adult and teacher education. This multifaceted volume presents the scope of media and literacies for foreign language education in the digital age and examples of best practice for working with media in formal language learning contexts.

This book will be of great interest to academics, researchers, and post-graduate students in the fields of language teaching and learning, digital education, media education, applied linguistics and TESOL.

Table of Contents


Author & Editor Biographies


Christiane Lütge

Part 1: Foundational concerns on literacies & media in language education

  1. The Changing Dynamics of Online Education: Five Theses on the Future of Learning
  2. Bill Cope & Mary Kalantzis

  3. After Language: A Grammar of Multimodal Transposition
  4. Mary Kalantzis & Bill Cope

    Part 2: Everything old is new again: Digitalization, transmediality and remix

  5. Everyday technology-mediatized language learning: New opportunities and challenges Jonathan Reinhardt
  6. The hero’s journey as a narrative template across media in EFL teaching
  7. Michael Prusse

  8. Triangulating novel, film and critique: Reading Forster’s Maurice
  9. Amos Paran

    Part3: Explorations into the digital medium

  10. Digital literacies, digital games: Language, learning and play
  11. Catherine Beavis

  12. Creating an interactive documentary with foreign language students
  13. Isabel Rivero-Vilá

  14. Teaching media literacy and English as a lingua franca: Learning by doing international projects. An approach to teaching professional English in higher education
  15. Regina Brautlacht, Maria Lurdes Martins & Franca Poppi

    Part 4: Media & technology in the language classroom: Focus on skills & acquisition

  16. Effects of watching subtitled TV series on FL vocabulary learning: does learners’ proficiency level matter?
  17. Ferran Gesa & Imma Miralpeix

  18. L2 writing through wiki-mediated collaborative tasks: a study in a Vietnamese EFL setting
  19. Vu Van Duong & Erhan Aslan

  20. Technologies in first and second language classes: Knowledge synthesis on learning electronic writing
  21. Grégoire Pascal & Maria-Lourdes Lira-Gonzales

    Part 5: Multiliteracies and media pedagogy in teacher education

  22. Edu-apps in EFL teaching
  23. Maria Eisenmann

  24. Transmodality in Post-Soviet Kazakhstan: Transformative Teaching Approach for Multilingual Early Learning
  25. Nettie Boivin & Assem Amantay

  26. The LearnWeb platform for multiliteracy practices in higher education and in the workplace

Ivana Marenzi, Maria Bortoluzzi, Francesca Bianchi

Conclusion Trajectories for Multiliteracies in Foreign Language Education: An Inclusive Paradigm for Challenging Times

Christiane Lütge & Michelle Stannard


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Christiane Lütge holds the Chair for Teaching English as a Foreign Language at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich, Germany.