Presenters: Lena Otto; Megan Dwinger
Affiliation: University of Bremen, Germany
Chosen format: Presentation
A foreign language is best acquired through a combination of naturalistic learning and formal classroom instruction (Abelló Contesse 2022), thus a language immersion context. However, it is not possible to enable every learner the opportunity to learn another language in such a context. Therefore, through didactic and methodological immersion attempts, our proposal seeks to bring the target language into the classroom and/or individual language acquisition context as authentically as possible to foster plurilinguistic and pluricultural awareness and competence.
This presentation revolves around the idea of creating a pluricultural/-lingustic learning platform (PhiLLiP) that supports schools and individuals in their progress of learning a foreign language. The platform shall consist of formats to make global target-language authentic resources available, provide strategic learning support, and create global networking opportunities. The platform shall consist of a corpus of materials collected and uploaded from users around the globe and can then be added to and/or converted into classroom materials. Exemplary task sequences should also be given to provide a guidance. In a further step, learners and teachers should gain access to strategic learning support. Through networking opportunities, the platform seeks to enable to communicate with other learners of the desired target language as well as with its speakers, creating a plurilinguistic and pluricultural space of learning a foreign language. It shall also give opportunities for teachers, investigators and university students to collaborate, network, and interact.
Key words: target-language authenticity, immersive language learning, networking, Drittortbegegnungen, varieties of the target language,
Abelló Contesse, Dr. Christián (2022): PAI: Principios del Aprendizaje del Inglés. University of Seville, Faculty of Philology.
Lena Otto is a student at the University of Bremen. She studies English-Speaking Cultures and Hispanistics with the optional teaching degree. She spent her ERASMUS+ semester in Seville, Spain. In her prospective research, she is interested in focusing on the process of SLA, fostering target language authenticity and digitalization in the MFL classroom.
Megan Dwinger is a student at the University of Bremen. She studies English-Speaking Cultures and Hispanistics with the optional teaching degree. She spent her ERASMUS+ semesters in Cádiz, Spain, and Cardiff, Wales. In her prospective research she is interested in focusing on target language authenticity, digital media for educational purposes, and scaffolding/individualisation formats within the MFL classroom.