AFFORDANCES OF WEB 2.0 INTERFACES FOR THE TEACHING/LEARNING OF L2 IN THE FLIPPED CLASSROOM

K. Fadini, K. Finardi

UFES (BRAZIL)
The aim of this study is to analyze affordances and limitations of some web 2.0 tools for the teaching and learning of English as foreign, second or additional language (L2) in the flipped classroom format (for example Finardi; Prebianca; Schmitt, in press; Lage; Platt & Treglia, 2000). With that aim, the study analyzed four web 2.0 tools for L2 teaching/learning in regards to their potential to the flipped classroom to develop both linguistic and digital literacy. The four web 2.0 tools analyzed were the Edmodo (https://www.edmodo.com), Socrative (http://www.socrative.com), Edcanvas (http://www.web2teachingtools.com/edcanvas.html) and Screencast (https://www.screencast.com). Preliminary results of the study suggest that the tools analyzed are relevant possibilities for the development of both L2 and digital literacy skills that can be used in the traditional class, in hybrid or blended approaches and also in the inverted classroom format.