LINGUIST List 31.2481

Thu Aug 06 2020

Qs: Call for Participants: Foreign/Second Language Teachers' Views on Learning a Language through Exposure to Informal Online Resources

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <everettlinguistlist.org>



Date: 03-Aug-2020
From: Iwona Lech <iwonalechgmail.com>
Subject: Call for Participants: Foreign/Second Language Teachers' Views on Learning a Language through Exposure to Informal Online Resources
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Learning another language in online informal environments (i.e.: watching movies, shows, videos, reading the Web, using social media in L2, etc.) is receiving increasingly more attention, yet opinions on the effectiveness of learning with such resources are divided. Some language educators find them invaluable; some argue that they are messy, unstructured, and may create more harm than good unless modified towards controlled educational purposes.

What is your opinion as a foreign/second language educator? Do you think such resources are helpful in learning a language or they create more chaos than support? Are such resources useful at any level? Can people learn a language exclusively through exposure to such informal resources? And finally, can such resources be used in the classroom and if so, in what ways?

Please share your opinion in this 20-30 minute questionnaire on the educators’ perceptions of the pedagogical value of informal resources in L2 available on the Internet:

https://uic.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0fg1ZQIKdqMGhEN

Find out more about the study below or click directly on the questionnaire. Thank you very much for your contribution!

https://iwonalech.wixsite.com/oill

Best wishes,

Iwona Lech
(she/her/hers)
University of Illinois at Chicago
iwonaluic.edu


Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Language Acquisition


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