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Almeida, Ana Bela; Puig, Idoya – Research-publishing.net, 2017
The international research network, "Literature in the Foreign Language Class" ("Litinclass"), was created with a view of exploring and sharing ideas on the numerous skills and benefits that can be derived from language learning through literature. This paper focuses on how literature can have an important role in the…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Skill Development, Literature, Job Skills
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Plutino, Alessia – Research-publishing.net, 2016
This paper looks back at an academic-led language field trip project, now in its third year, involving ab-initio students of Italian at the University of Southampton. It considers the role of academic-led field trips in Modern Languages (ML) and it explores the underlying pedagogical approaches that were adopted to enhance students' engagement,…
Descriptors: Field Trips, Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, Italian
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Cervini, Cristiana; Solovova, Olga; Jakkula, Annukka; Ruta, Karolina – Research-publishing.net, 2016
Learning has been moving out of classrooms into virtual and physical spaces for over a decade now (Naismith, Lonsdale, Vavoula, & Sharples, 2004). It is becoming mobile "in space", i.e. carried across various domains (workplace, home, places of leisure), "in time", as it encompasses different moments of the day, and in…
Descriptors: Uncommonly Taught Languages, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Telecommunications
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Waragai, Ikumi; Raindl, Marco; Ohta, Tatsuya; Miyasaka, Kosuke – Research-publishing.net, 2016
This paper presents the prototype of a Mobile Language Learning Environment (MLLE) allowing learners of German at a Japanese university to map classroom learning content onto the pathways of their everyday lives, turning places they come by into mnemonic "loci", and thus changing their daily commute into a learning trail. Even though the…
Descriptors: Mnemonics, Electronic Learning, German, Concept Mapping