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.

chapter |6 pages


ByChristiane Lütge

part I|58 pages

Foundational concerns on literacies and media in language education

chapter 8Chapter 1|25 pages

The changing dynamics of online education

Five theses on the future of learning 1
ByBill Cope, Mary Kalantzis

chapter 2|31 pages

After language

A grammar of multiform transposition
ByMary Kalantzis, Bill Cope

part II|40 pages

Everything old is new again: digitalization, transmediality, and remix

chapter 66Chapter 3|12 pages

Everyday technology-mediatized language learning

New opportunities and challenges
ByJonathon Reinhardt

chapter 5|14 pages

Triangulating novel, film, and critique

Reading Forster's Maurice
ByAmos Paran

part III|52 pages

Explorations into the digital medium

chapter 106Chapter 6|14 pages

Digital literacies, digital games

Language, learning, and play
ByCatherine Beavis

chapter 7|20 pages

Creating an interactive documentary with foreign language students

ByIsabel Rivero-Vilá

chapter 8|16 pages

Virtual exchange

Offering 21st century skills training through interactive online collaboration in Higher Education
ByRegina C. Brautlacht, Maria Lurdes Martins, Franca Poppi

part IV|50 pages

Media and technology in the language classroom: focus on skills and acquisition

chapter 158Chapter 9|15 pages

Effects of watching subtitled TV series on foreign language vocabulary learning

Does learners' proficiency level matter?
ByFerran Gesa, Imma Miralpeix

chapter 10|15 pages

L2 writing through wiki-mediated collaborative tasks

A study in a Vietnamese EFL setting
ByVu Van Duong, Erhan Aslan

chapter 11|18 pages

Technologies in second-language classes

Knowledge synthesis of digital writing skills acquisition
ByMaria-Lourdes Lira-Gonzales, Pascal Grégoire

part V|52 pages

Multiliteracies and media pedagogy in teacher education

chapter 208Chapter 12|14 pages

Edu apps in EFL teaching

ByMaria Eisenmann

chapter 13|15 pages

Transmodalities in post-Soviet Kazakhstan

Transformative teaching approach for multilingual early learning
ByNettie Boivin, Assem Amantay

chapter 14|17 pages

The LearnWeb project for multiliteracies practices in higher education

ByIvana Marenzi, Maria Bortoluzzi, Francesca Bianchi

chapter |4 pages

Trajectories for multiliteracies in foreign language education

An inclusive paradigm for challenging times
ByChristiane Lütge, Michelle Stannard