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    Autoformation et multimédia    Didactique    Linguistique    Ingénierie de formation

Toffoli, Denyze

Informal Learning and Institution-wide Language Provision. University Language Learners in the 21st Century - 2020

 

Palgrave Macmillan.

ISBN 978-3-030-37876-9

Included format : EPUB, PDF

Hardcover 77,99 €

Draws on complex dynamic systems theory to understand the holistic nature of contemporary language learning

Examines the L2 user, their interactions with learning, language and the specific contexts in and out of higher education

Explores language acquisition through activities such as listening to music, watching television series and playing online games

This book takes a fresh look at both context and the language learner in an attempt to shed light on the holistic and ever-changing system of the contemporary L2 speaker’s language development. Drawing on complex dynamic systems theory as a means to more fully understand the holistic nature of contemporary language learning, the author attempts to bridge the longstanding gap between formal language provision in Higher Education institutions, and more informal language acquisition achieved through activities such as listening to music, watching films and television, and playing games. Based on a theoretical understanding of the interplay between these contexts, contents and practices, the author offers suggestions concerning the shape of language centres in higher education and the role of teachers in readying the contemporary language learner for autonomous lifelong and lifewide language development. This book will be of particular interest to language teachers, teacher trainers, and higher education administrators.