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|58 pages
Foundational concerns on literacies and media in language education
part II|40 pages
Everything old is new again: digitalization, transmediality, and remix
part III|52 pages
Explorations into the digital medium
part IV|50 pages
Media and technology in the language classroom: focus on skills and acquisition
part V|52 pages
Multiliteracies and media pedagogy in teacher education