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ERIC Number: EJ1096401
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: EISSN-1695-2618
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Creating an Avatar to Become a "Spect-Actor" of One's Learning of English for Specific Purposes
Privas-Bréauté, Virginie
The EUROCALL Review, v24 n1 p40-52 Mar 2016
In this article, we shall examine why the creation of avatars in virtual worlds facilitates the learning of business English. We are committed to determining the factors that enable students in a French business school to consolidate their skills in English (from linguistic, socio-linguistic and pragmatic standpoints) and to develop more general competences (such as self-confidence, the management of space and time, interpersonal relationships) through the creation and use of avatars. Our article aims at showing that these skills are then transferable to real communication situations. Our research comes within the scope of a "communic-actional" approach of English learning. It relies on the notions of "distanciation," "fragmentation" and "spect-actor" of dramaturgs Bertolt Brecht and Augusto Boal, which give a scientific framework to our research. [Note: The attached content shows an incorrect citation. This article was published in v24 n1 Mar 2016.]
European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning (EUROCALL). EUROCALL Headquarters, School of Modern Languages, University of Ulster, Cromore Road, Coleraine BT52 1SA, Northern Ireland, UK. Tel: +34-67-943-1283; Web site: http://www.eurocall-languages.org/publications/review
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: France
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