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LINGUIST List 23.3214

Fri Jul 27 2012

Calls: Applied Linguistics, Language Acquisition/USA

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <alisonlinguistlist.org>

Date: 27-Jul-2012
From: Rita Pasqui <ritaki2812gmail.com>
Subject: Role of Audio-Visual Aids in Foreign Language Instruction
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Full Title: Role of Audio-Visual Aids in Foreign Language Instruction

Date: 21-Mar-2013 - 24-Mar-2013
Location: Boston, MA, USA
Contact Person: Rita Pasqui
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://nemla.org

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition

Call Deadline: 30-Sep-2012

Meeting Description:

In recent decades, videos have played an important role in Foreign Language Instruction and considerable confidence has been placed in the value of audio-visual aids to enhance the learning of foreign languages. Yet there is little empirical data and research to support the proposition that video facilitates in the learning of foreign languages. This panel has the main objective of reviewing the results of recent researchers about how audio-visual aids enhance the language-learning process and to what extent introducing audio-visual materials in Foreign Language Instruction can influence students' acquisition. On the other hand, the fast-changing technology has made many user-friendly tools available to teachers who want to retrieve materials and use digital videos in their Foreign Language courses (either inside or outside class): from YouTube to ITunes, from PowerPoint to more sophisticated programs, there is a wide range of possibilities that let instructors optimize strategies and activities while using audio-visual materials in their courses. What is the added value of these tools? How can they be exploited in order to enhance language acquisition?

Call for Papers:

Papers for consideration may include, but are not limited to, the following topics:

1) New experimental studies about the impact of audio-visual materials on language learning
2) Videos and technology in and outside the FL classroom
3) Reports on specific projects integrating films, shorts, clips, commercials etc. in basic language courses or in advanced content courses
4) Student-made and/or teacher-made videos versus authentic audio-visuals
5) Technological aids for audio-visual materials

Please send a 300-500 word abstract to Alfia.Rakovadartmouth.edu and rpasquisas.upenn.edu.

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