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Handbook of Research on Foreign Language Education in the Digital Age

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The role of technology in the learning process can offer significant contributions to help meet the increasing needs of students. In the field of language acquisition, new possibilities for instructional methods have emerged from the integration of such innovations. The Handbook of Research on Foreign Language Education in the Digital Age presents a comprehensive examination of emerging technological tools being utilized within second language learning environments. Highlighting theoretical frameworks, multidisciplinary perspectives, and technical trends, this book is a crucial reference source for professionals, curriculum designers, researchers, and upper-level students interested in the benefits of technology-assisted language acquisition.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Dedication
  6. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  7. Preface
    1. ­
  8. Acknowledgment
  9. Introduction
    1. Foreign Language Education in the Digital Age
    2. 1. UNDERSTANDING LANGUAGE COMMUNICATION AND TECHNOLOGICAL INFLUENCES
    3. 2. TECHNOLOGY-ASSISTED FOREIGN LANGUAGE LEARNING (TALL) IN THE DIGITAL AGE
    4. 3. ALL LANGUAGE MATTERS DESPITE UNEVEN DEVELOPMENT AND STATUS
    5. 4. THE RISE OF DIGITAL CULTURE AND LANGUAGE CROSS-POLLINATION: TRANSNATIONAL INFLUENCES
    6. 5. TECHNOLOGY AS BENIGN FACILITATOR OR HUMAN THREAT
    7. 6. THE GLORY OF HUMAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE: WHAT ARE WE LOSING IN THE DIGITAL AGE?
    8. REFERENCES
  10. Section 1: Commentary
    1. Chapter 1: Reflection
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. WHO SURVIVES?
      4. VIRTUAL WORLDS, REAL POSSIBILITIES
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
  11. Section 2: Technologies across Continents
    1. Chapter 2: The Structural and Dialogic Aspects of Language Massive Open Online Courses (LMOOCs)
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. RESEARCH DESIGN
      4. DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS
      5. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
      6. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 3: Mind Your Hashtags
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE
      4. FEATURES OF TWITTER AND ITS ACADEMIC POTENTIAL IN L2 ACQUISITION
      5. RESEARCH QUESTIONS
      6. METHODS
      7. RESULTS
      8. DISCUSSION
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. PEDAGOGICAL IMPLICATIONS
      11. REFERENCES
      12. ADDITIONAL READING
      13. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      14. APPENDIX A
      15. APPENDIX B
      16. APPENDIX C
      17. APPENDIX D
    3. Chapter 4: Challenges and Perspectives of Language Education Technology in Brazil From Confronting Native Language Loss to Implementing EFL Classes
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. CASE STUDY: INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE LOSS AND OPTIONS FOR REVITALIZATION THROUGH TECHNOLOGY IN NORTHERN BRAZIL, 2011
      4. 3. PARTICIPATORY RESEARCH IN SOUTHERN BRAZIL
      5. 4. FINAL CONSIDERATIONS
      6. REFERENCES
    4. Chapter 5: Teaching Spanish in the Digital Age
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. A FLIPPED CLASSROOM OR JUST HYBRID?
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    5. Chapter 6: Beginning Chinese as a Foreign Language Online Course Design
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE
      3. UTILIZING INTERACTIVE LEARNING MODES AS PROGRAM THEORETICAL FRAMES FOR COURSE DESIGN
      4. THE DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION CFL COURSE DESIGN
      5. COURSE CONTENT, DEVELOPMENT, AND IMPLEMENTATION: HOW TO
      6. COURSE ASSESSMENT IMPLEMENTATION
      7. UTILIZING STUDENT PERSPECTIVES FOR CFL COURSE DESIGN
      8. FINDINGS
      9. CHALLENGES AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS
      10. REFERENCES
  12. Section 3: Web Collaboration across Languages
    1. Chapter 7: Creating a Micro-Immersion Environment Through Telecollaboration
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. TASK-BASED LANGUAGE LEARNING/TEACHING
      5. THE VIRTUAL LANGUAGE EXCHANGE
      6. STUDY DESIGN
      7. METHODOLOGY
      8. EXPLORATORY FINDINGS AND GENERAL DISCUSSION
      9. IMPLICATIONS FOR LEARNING AND TEACHING
      10. LOOKING TO THE FUTURE
      11. CONCLUSION
      12. REFERENCES
      13. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      14. ENDNOTES
      15. APPENDIX
    2. Chapter 8: Developing Key Competences for Life-Long Learning through Virtual Collaboration
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CONTEXT AND PARTICIPANTS
      5. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      10. ENDNOTES
      11. APPENDIX A
      12. APPENDIX B
    3. Chapter 9: Translanguaging in Multilingual Chat Interaction
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. DIFFERENT GEOMETRIES OF MULTILINGUAL INTERACTION
      4. 3. THE GALANET PROJECT AS AN INNOVATIVE PEDAGOGICAL MODEL FOR MULTILINGUAL LANGUAGE EDUCATION
      5. 4. METHODOLOGY: ANALYSIS OF MULTILINGUAL CHAT SEQUENCES
      6. 5. SYNTHESIS AND FURTHER RESEARCH PERSPECTIVES
      7. REFERENCES
    4. Chapter 10: French-Chinese Dialogical Interaction via Web Collaborative Blog-Writing
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. METALINGUISTIC AWARENESS
      5. WEB COLLABORATION FOR SOCIAL INTERACTION
      6. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
      7. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
      8. CONCLUSION AND IMPLICATIONS
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ENDNOTE
  13. Section 4: Less Commonly Taught Languages
    1. Chapter 11: Yiddish in the 21st Century
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. A SHORT HISTORY OF THE YIDDISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE
      3. 2. NEW MEDIA IN YIDDISH LANGUAGE TEACHING
      4. 3. CHALLENGES
      5. 4. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
    2. Chapter 12: Korean Foreign Language Learning
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. INCREASED INTEREST IN KOREAN AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE
      4. A REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE: SYNCHRONOUS ONLINE INTERACTIONS IN L2 AND FL LEARNING
      5. METHODOLOGY
      6. DATA ANALYSIS
      7. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ENDNOTES
      10. APPENDIX
    3. Chapter 13: Globalization and Possibilities for Intercultural Awareness
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THEORETICAL BACKGROUND: LANGUAGE AND CULTURE
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. FINDINGS AND DISCUSSION
      6. CONCLUSION AND IMPLICATIONS
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ENDNOTE
  14. Section 5: Teacher Education and Learning Strategies
    1. Chapter 14: The Role of Multi-Media in Expanding Pre-Service Teachers' Understanding of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Classrooms and Furthering Their Professional Identities
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CONTEXT OF THE STUDY: EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING AND THE USE OF MULTI-MEDIA FOR DEEPER UNDERSTANDING AND ENGAGEMENT: THE CASE OF DEVELOPING EMPATHY AND CULTURAL AND LINGUISTIC SENSITIVITY IN THE TESSLA COURSE
      5. METHODOLOGY, DATA COLLECTION
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. APPENDIX
    2. Chapter 15: Investigating Mobile Assisted English Foreign Language Learning and Teaching in China
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. RESEARCH QUESTIONS
      5. METHODOLOGY
      6. RESULTS
      7. DISCUSSION
      8. IMPLICATIONS
      9. FUTURE TRENDS
      10. CONCLUSION
      11. REFERENCES
      12. ADDITIONAL READING
      13. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 16: Mexican Heritage ELL and Native English Speaker Interaction
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. TANDEM/DUAL LANGUAGE LEARNING: ISSUES AND CHALLENGES
      3. THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES
      4. REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE
      5. METHODOLOGY
      6. DISCOURSE ANALYSIS: TEACHING, LEARNING, AND INTERLINGUAL STRATEGIES
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ENDNOTES
      10. APPENDIX 1
      11. APPENDIX 2
      12. APPENDIX 3
    4. Chapter 17: The Impact of Blog Peer Feedback on Improving Iranian English Foreign Language Students' Writing
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. INSTRUMENTS
      6. DATA ANALYSIS AND RESULTS
      7. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      10. APPENDIX
  15. Compilation of References
  16. About the Contributors