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
Part I: Foundational concerns on literacies and media in language education. 1. The Changing Dynamics of Online Education: Five Theses on the Future of Learning. 2. After Language: A Grammar of Multiform Transposition. Part II: Everything old is new again: Digitalization, transmediality, and remix. 3. Everyday technology-mediatized language learning: New opportunities and challenges. 4.The hero’s journey as a narrative template across the media in EFL teaching. 5. Triangulating novel, film, and critique: Reading Forster’s Maurice. Part III: Explorations into the digital medium. 6. Digital literacies, digital games: Language, learning, and play. 7. Creating an interactive documentary with foreign language students. 8. Virtual exchange: Offering 21st century skills training through interactive online collaboration in Higher Education. Part IV: Media and technology in the language classroom: Focus on skills and acquisition. 9. Effects of watching subtitled TV series on foreign language vocabulary learning: Does learners’ proficiency level matter? 10. L2 writing through wiki-mediated collaborative tasks: A study in a Vietnamese EFL setting. 11. Technologies in second-language classes: Knowledge synthesis of digital writing skills acquisition. Part V: Multiliteracies and media pedagogy in teacher education. 12. Edu apps in EFL teaching. 13. Transmodalities in Post-Soviet Kazakhstan: Transformative Teaching Approach for Multilingual Early Learning. 14. The LearnWeb project for multiliteracies practices in higher education. Trajectories for multiliteracies in foreign language education: An inclusive paradigm for challenging times.
Christiane Lütge holds the Chair for Teaching English as a Foreign Language at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich, Germany.