Distributed Language Learning in 3D Virtual Environments

Proposal Abstract: In language teaching, the hidden agenda of cultural values as they are dynamically co-constructed in situated conversations is usually replaced by teaching rules and conventions, in which sense values, meanings and communicative strategies are treated as static phenomena. This form-based learning and teaching implies the language bias (Linell, 2005) or the code view … Continue reading

Participatory Research of Bilingual and Biliterate Practice for Immigrant Students

Abstract: It has been suggested that biliterate and bilingual education can contribute to students’ linguistic and cultural flexibility, which is likely to be an asset in a world that makes increasing use of multilingual and multimodal communication (Hornberger, 2007; Huang, 1995; Kenner, 2003). Immigrant children, with their access to their first language, are expected to … Continue reading

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