Intercultural Communication and Ubiquitous Learning in Multimodal English Language Education

Intercultural Communication and Ubiquitous Learning in Multimodal English Language Education

Soraya García-Sánchez (Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain) and Richard Clouet (Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain)
Release Date: May, 2022|Copyright: © 2022 |Pages: 319
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-8852-9
ISBN13: 9781799888529|ISBN10: 1799888525|EISBN13: 9781799888543|ISBN13 Softcover: 9781799888536
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Description & Coverage
Description:

It has never been more important for schools and instructors to consider best practices and strategies to appropriately design effective English language courses. Teaching English successfully to diverse audiences requires an understanding of how to communicate with students based on their individual needs and backgrounds. In order to ensure schools provide the best English language education possible, they must examine and apply innovative research in the field.

Intercultural Communication and Ubiquitous Learning in Multimodal English Language Education reviews and reports the current research methods and theoretical advances in English language learning linked to applied technologies and action research. The book considers the most innovative approaches to English language education from an intercultural and communicative perspective that covers key concepts such as collaborative ubiquitous learning and multimodal communication. Covering topics such as social networks, virtual environments, and intercultural awareness, this reference work is crucial for academicians, researchers, scholars, practitioners, instructors, and students.

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The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Collaborative Ubiquitous Learning
  • English Proficiency
  • Foreign Language Classrooms
  • Intercultural Awareness
  • Intercultural Communicative Competence
  • Intercultural Telecollaboration
  • Multimodal Communication
  • Multimodal Learning Preferences
  • Social Networks
  • Technology-Enhanced Education
  • Virtual Environments
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Editor/Author Biographies

Soraya García-Sánchez (PhD in English Studies) is Associate Professor at the Department of Modern Languages, Translation and Interpreting, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), Spain, where she has been teaching language, culture, and literature courses both online and on a face-to-face basis. Her research areas are focused on motivation, e-learning, and u-learning (CALL/MALL) environments for EFL/ESP/ELF students at university level, and on women’s writing in contemporary contexts. She is the head of the research group FLETATIS (Foreign Language Education Through Applied Technologies and Intercultural Sensitivity

Richard Clouet (PhD) is Associate Professor at the Department of Modern Languages, Translation and Interpreting of the Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, where he has been teaching language, translation and intercultural communication at the Faculty of Translation and Interpreting since 2000. He is a co-founder and member of the research group FLETATIS (Foreign Language Education Through Applied Technologies and Intercultural Sensitivity), and responsible for the research area dealing with "Intercultural communicative competence in the foreign language classroom". His research fields include EFL acquisition in Translation studies, EAP, ELF, intercultural communication, and the process of internationalization of Higher Education Institutions.

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