Engaging Language Learners through CALL - From Theory and Research to Informed Practice - Nike Arnold

Engaging Language Learners through CALL - From Theory and Research to Informed Practice - Nike Arnold

Culture and CALL

Engaging Language Learners through CALL - From Theory and Research to Informed Practice - Nike Arnold

Sarah Guth [+-]
University of Padova
Sarah Guth teaches English as a foreign language (EFL) at the University of Padova, Italy. She was the Program Coordinator at the SUNY COIL Center from February 2013 to June 2014. Her research focuses on telecollaboration, intercultural communication and the normalization of virtual exchange in higher education. She is the President of the UNICollaboration Organisation. She has published numerous articles and book chapters on language learning and testing, computer-mediated communication, intercultural competence, and culture learning and co-edited the book Telecollaboration 2.0: Language, Literacies and Intercultural Learning in the 21st Century with Francesca Helm.
Francesca Helm [+-]
University of Padova
Francesca Helm is assistant professor of English at the Department of Political Science, Law and International Studies, University of Padova in Italy. She obtained her MA from the University of London, and PhD from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. She served as a member of the executive board of Eurocall for 6 years, and is currently vice-chair of the Education Innovation working group of the Coimbra Group University network. She is on the editorial board of the journals ReCALL and System. Her research has focused on telecollaboration and virtual exchange, internationalization of higher education, identity, intercultural dialogue and multimodality. She has published articles in international journals and books on these subjects.

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This chapter explores uses of technology in addressing culture, a complex and multifaceted construct, in the language class. The pedagogic practices identified offer learners opportunities to access and critically engage with online multimedia resources which relate to culture; to communicate and collaborate with culturally and/or geographically distant peers through intercultural exchange; and bridge learner engagement in online cultures with formal language learning.

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Guth, Sarah; Helm, Francesca. Culture and CALL. Engaging Language Learners through CALL - From Theory and Research to Informed Practice. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 93-140 Feb 2019. ISBN 9781781798287. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=36943. Date accessed: 24 Jun 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.36943. Feb 2019

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