Teaching English as an additional language for social participation: digital technology in an immersion programme

Lucas Moreira dos Anjos Santos, Michele Salles El Kadri, Raquel Gamero, Telma Gimenez

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    Abstract

    This paper analyses conceptualizations of digital technology use that are aligned with sociocultural pedagogies of language learning, proposing a framework for developing sociocultural language pedagogies through digital technology use and presenting the language education workshops offered for high school students as embodying the principles of such a perspective. The paper is grounded on a sociocultural perspective of learning. Data gathering occurred in the New Talents Program, which is the background of the instructional material developed for the immersion week “Digital technologies and English language learning”. We conclude by discussing some opportunities and challenges for sociocultural pedagogies of language learning through digital literacies.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)29-55
    Number of pages27
    JournalRevista Brasileira de Linguistica Aplicada
    Volume18
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2018

    Keywords

    • Digital technology
    • Social participation
    • Teaching English

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