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Query Details


Query Subject:   Digital Storytelling and the Foreign Language Classroom
Author:   Wendy Rodriguez
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Applied Linguistics
Language Acquisition

Query:   Dear LINGUIST List Readers,

I’m a BA student who is interested in doing my capstone project on the application of digital storytelling to the foreign language classroom. Unfortunately, it is difficult to have access to journals and specialised libraries here in Mexico and I haven't found enough material to support my research online.

I would appreciate if you could send refer me to any existing literature on the application of digital story telling in the foreign language classroom.

Thank you in advance,

Wendy Rodríguez

BA in English
University of Quintana Roo
LL Issue: 24.1280
Date posted: 14-Mar-2013



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