Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Technology-Enhanced Language Learning, 1st Edition

  • Dara Tafazoli
  • M. Elena Gomez Parra
  • Cristina A. Huertas-Abril
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  • ISBN-10: 1522554645
  • ISBN-13: 9781522554646
  • DDC: 428.0078
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 403 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released November 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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The ability to effectively communicate with individuals from different linguistic and cultural backgrounds is an invaluable asset. Learning a second language proves useful as students navigate the culturally diverse world; however, studying a second language can be difficult for learners who are not immersed in the real and natural environment of the foreign language. Also, changes in education and advancements in information and communication technologies pose a number of challenges for implementing and maintaining sound practices within technology-enhanced language learning (TELL). Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Technology-Enhanced Language Learning provides information on educational technologies that enable language learners to have access to authentic and useful language resources. Readers will explore themes such as language pedagogy, how specific and universal cultural contexts influence audio-visual media used in technology-enhanced language learning (TELL), and the use of English video games to promote foreign language learning. This book is a valuable resource for academicians, education practitioners, advanced-level students, and school administrators seeking to improve language learning through technology-based resources.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Advances in Educational Technologies and Instructional Design (AETID) Book Series.
Titles in This Series.
Other Frontmatter.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
Frameworks for Cross-Cultural Communication.
1: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Technology-Enhanced Language Learning: A Review of Research.
2: Cross-Cultural Languages Behind Technology-Enhanced Language Learning.
3: Marking Community Identity Through Languaging: Authentic Norms in TELL.
4: Universal and Specific Codes of Cultural Context in Audio-Visual Media: Collision and Mutual Enrichment in International Technology-Enhanced Language Learning.
5: Connected Learners: Online and Off-Line Learning With a Focus on Politeness Intercultural Competences.
6: Issues of Cross-Cultural Communications in a Globalizing Era.
Tools and Environments for Cross-Cultural Communication.
7: Social Networking Sites: Cross-Cultural Perspectives, Implications, and Applicable Frameworks for L2 Teaching and Learning.
8: Effect of GI and Glogster on Improving the Intercultural Communication Skills in Higher Education.
9: The Foreign Language Learning Potential of Video Games: FL Games as Cross-Cultural Texts, Narratives, and Artifacts.
10: Mobile-Assisted Language Learning: Challenges and Setbacks in Developing Countries.
11: Mixed Reality Environments in Teaching and Learning English.
12: It’s All in the Numbers: Enhancing Technology Use in Urban and Rural Environments.
13: A Conceptual Reference Framework for Sustainability Education in Multilingual and Cross-Cultural Settings: Applied Technology, Transmedia, and Digital Storytelling.
14: Fostering Intercultural Competence Through Art and ICT Among University Students in Spain and Finland.
Telecollaboration for Cross-Cultural Communication.
15: Intercultural Learning via Videoconferencing: Students’ Attitudes and Experiences.
16: Collaborative Writing 2.0: Socializing Critical, Cross-Cultural Agents Through Online, Project-Based Methodology.
17: Using Telecollaboration 2.0 to Build Intercultural Communicative Competence: A Spanish-American Exchange.
18: Examining International Telecollaboration in Language Teacher Education.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.