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Language and culture for migrants through ICT and media educational pills

6 pagesPublished: January 6, 2018

Abstract

Spain, like many other countries, has faced high migration influx in the last decades and consequently has favoured the teaching of Spanish as a foreign language, a relatively new subject in our country. As a result of the growing number of immigrants, regional, national and European educational boards have invested in measures concerning intercultural awareness, social inclusion and language acquisition. Though the variety of textbooks for this purpose is scarce or null, being tailor-made when necessary, the material provided by the Internet and other media is valued for immediate, cost-effective and wide-ranging access to authentic materials, irrespective of the level of location of language learners and teacher (Bryram, ed., 2004, p. 311). These are regarded as a powerful set of teaching resources to promote effective communication, language and culture acquisition (Tanrıverdi, 2008). In this light, our work presents an innovative research-based proposal to support migrant integration through the development of communicative competences beyond the mere acquisition of instructional/survival language. The proposal, based on the LiMe Project (http://www.languages-in-media.eu/), provides a broad array of educational pills and methodological tips to help migrant population decode language and culture as portrayed in various types of media and to fit learners, who might find managing the new technologies a daunting task, into the language, culture and the host country.

Keyphrases: ICTs, Immigrants, media, pills, platform

In: Alejandro Curado (editor). LSP in Multi-disciplinary contexts of Teaching and Research. Papers from the 16th International AELFE Conference, vol 3, pages 138--143

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BibTeX entry
@inproceedings{AELFE2017:Language_and_culture_for,
  author    = {Maria Jose Naranjo and Mercedes Rico and Paula Ferreira Da Silva},
  title     = {Language and culture for migrants through ICT and media educational pills},
  booktitle = {LSP in Multi-disciplinary contexts of Teaching and Research. Papers from the 16th International AELFE Conference},
  editor    = {Alejandro Curado},
  series    = {EPiC Series in Language and Linguistics},
  volume    = {3},
  pages     = {138--143},
  year      = {2018},
  publisher = {EasyChair},
  bibsource = {EasyChair, http://www.easychair.org},
  issn      = {2398-5283},
  url       = {https://easychair.org/publications/paper/Xm16},
  doi       = {10.29007/tcdd}}
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