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Page: 1342 (abstract only)
Publication year: 2018
ISBN: 978-84-09-02709-5
ISSN: 2340-1117
doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2018.0429

Conference name: 10th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 2-4 July, 2018
Location: Palma, Spain

AUTHENTIC TASKS IN MULTIPLE LANGUAGE LEARNING CONTEXTS: FOSTERING NEGOTIATION OF MEANING WITH NATIVE SPEAKERS

M. Benedetti, A. Anorga

University of Cincinnati (UNITED STATES)
Far too often, our second and foreign language learning students' communication in the target language is restricted to our classrooms. How can we promote the authentic use of language involving true negotiation of meaning as a learning strategy? In this interactive session, the presenters will discuss the development of a series of authentic tasks for language development that were implemented in three contexts: a Spanish-language study abroad program; a community ESL program for Spanish-speaking immigrants; and a university-level Spanish as a Foreign Language program. The presenters will discuss the feasibility of authentic tasks in these contexts, share the assignments they developed, and examine the results of students' reflections about their challenges and successes in completing the tasks. Special attention will be given to preparing students lexically, syntactically, and affectively for the tasks. Participants will be invited to consider how the tasks can be adapted to their own teaching contexts, and a website will be developed where they can share their lesson plans and pose questions to their colleagues. The presenters will also offer suggestions for language learning contexts in which opportunities for communication with native speakers of the target language are not readily available.
@InProceedings{BENEDETTI2018AUN,
author = {Benedetti, M. and Anorga, A.},
title = {AUTHENTIC TASKS IN MULTIPLE LANGUAGE LEARNING CONTEXTS: FOSTERING NEGOTIATION OF MEANING WITH NATIVE SPEAKERS},
series = {10th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
booktitle = {EDULEARN18 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-09-02709-5},
issn = {2340-1117},
doi = {10.21125/edulearn.2018.0429},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.21125/edulearn.2018.0429},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Palma, Spain},
month = {2-4 July, 2018},
year = {2018},
pages = {1342}}
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SN - 978-84-09-02709-5/2340-1117
DO - 10.21125/edulearn.2018.0429
PY - 2018
Y1 - 2-4 July, 2018
CI - Palma, Spain
JO - 10th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
JA - EDULEARN18 Proceedings
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EP - 1342
ER -
M. Benedetti, A. Anorga (2018) AUTHENTIC TASKS IN MULTIPLE LANGUAGE LEARNING CONTEXTS: FOSTERING NEGOTIATION OF MEANING WITH NATIVE SPEAKERS, EDULEARN18 Proceedings, p. 1342.
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