1st Edition

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

Edited By Christiane Lütge Copyright 2022
    284 Pages 49 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    284 Pages 49 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.


    Christiane Lütge

    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

      Bill Cope & Mary Kalantzis

    2. After Language: A Grammar of Multiform Transposition

      Mary Kalantzis & Bill Cope

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

    3. Everyday technology-mediatized language learning: New opportunities and challenges

              Jonathan Reinhardt

    4. The hero’s journey as a narrative template across the media in EFL teaching

      Michael C. Prusse

    5. Triangulating novel, film, and critique: Reading Forster’s Maurice

      Amos Paran

      Part III: Explorations into the digital medium

    6. Digital literacies, digital games: Language, learning. and play

      Catherine Beavis

    7. Creating an interactive documentary with foreign language students

      Isabel Rivero-Vilá

    8. Virtual exchange: Offering 21st century skills training through interactive online collaboration in Higher Education

      Regina C. Brautlacht, Maria Lurdes Martins & Franca Poppi

      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?

      Ferran Gesa & Imma Miralpeix

    10. L2 writing through wiki-mediated collaborative tasks: A study in a Vietnamese EFL setting

      Vu Van Duong & Erhan Aslan

    11. Technologies in second-language classes: Knowledge synthesis of digital writing skills acquisition

              Maria-Lourdes Lira-Gonzales & Pascal Grégoire 

      Part V: Multiliteracies and media pedagogy in teacher education

    12. Edu apps in EFL teaching

      Maria Eisenmann

    13. Transmodalities in Post-Soviet Kazakhstan: Transformative Teaching Approach for Multilingual Early Learning

      Nettie Boivin & Assem Amantay

    14. The LearnWeb project for multiliteracies practices in higher education

      Ivana Marenzi, Maria Bortoluzzi, Francesca Bianchi

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

               Christiane Lütge & Michelle Stannard



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