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    Multimodal Discourse and Oral Language Skills in Digital Portfolios for Learning Foreign Languages

    Alfonso, Raul and Giralt, Marta (2013) Multimodal Discourse and Oral Language Skills in Digital Portfolios for Learning Foreign Languages. Linguistics and Literature Studies, 1 (2). pp. 111-118. ISSN 2331-642X

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    Our world today is ruled by technology, a fact that directly influences the way students learn. In addition, as teachers, we have witnessed how this situation is projected in the field of pedagogy. New pedagogical models are required to conform to the new ways of learning of the so-called "net generation" (Tapscott, 2008)[1]. Also, the use of cyber tools for learning foreign languages not only means that teachers have a wide range of learning resources at their disposal, but it also involves the creation of new discourses and modes of communication in the teaching context. This article presents the results of an investigation that was conducted during a semester with two groups of students who worked with a digital portfolio for learning a foreign language as a part of their formal training and evaluation. Results show learner´s multimodal discourse analysis to ascertain how the discursive production of SFL1 students in digital portfolios integrate oral language in multimodal communication and how it enhances the learning process of oral language skills.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This article is published under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence (CC-BY) so anyone is allowed to copy, distribute, and transmit the article on condition that the original article and source is correctly cited.
    Keywords: Multimodal Communication; SFL Oral Discourse; Oral Language Skills; Digital Portfolios;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts,Celtic Studies and Philosophy > School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures > Spanish
    Item ID: 6610
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    Depositing User: Marta Giralt
    Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2015 13:22
    Journal or Publication Title: Linguistics and Literature Studies
    Publisher: Horizon Research Publishing Corporation
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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