Inclusive Language Education and Digital Technology by Elina Vilar BeltranInclusive Language Education and Digital Technology by Elina Vilar Beltran

Inclusive Language Education and Digital Technology

EditorElina Vilar Beltran, Chris Abbott, Jane Jones

Paperback | May 15, 2013

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This volume brings together chapters which collectively address issues relating to inclusive language education and technology. Topics include language teaching to the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and students with dyslexia, benefits of multimodal approaches for language learning, examples of software use in the language classroom, and copyright matters. The book demonstrates not only a commitment to inclusive practices but suggests practical ideas and strategies for practising and aspiring language teachers and those in support roles. The book also provides case studies and relates the issues to theoretical and policy frameworks. In drawing on different European perspectives, the book aims to promote discussion and collaboration within an international community of practice, especially about the role of technology in widening and strengthening opportunities for teachers and pupils alike and ensuring more effective Modern Foreign Language teaching, learning and assessment for all learners.
Dr Elina Vilar Beltrán is a language instructor at Queen Mary, University of London. Modern languages education and accessibility have been her main areas of study since she started her post-doctoral training at King's College London. Other areas of interest are digital literacies, intercultural communication and language development i...
Title:Inclusive Language Education and Digital TechnologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:200 pages, 8.27 × 5.8 × 0.48 inPublished:May 15, 2013Publisher:Multilingual MattersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1847699723

ISBN - 13:9781847699725

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Elina Vilar Beltrán, Chris Abbott and Jane JonesChapter 1. Jane Jones: Modern Foreign Languages as an inclusive learning opportunity: changing policies, practices and identities in the languages classroomChapter 2. Chris Abbott: Technology uses and language - a personal viewChapter 3. David Wilson: Meeting special educational needs in technology-enhanced language teaching: learning from the past, working for the futureChapter 4. Elina Vilar Beltrán and Auxiliadora Sales Ciges: The 21st century languages classroom - the teacher perspectiveChapter 5. Ewa Domagala-Zysk: Using technology to teaching English as a Foreign Language to the Deaf and Hard of HearingChapter 6. Lynne Meiring and Nigel Norman: ICT- an instrument for developing inclusive practice in the training of Modern Languages teachersChapter 7. Margaret Crombie: Foreign languages for learners with dyslexia - inclusive practice and technologyChapter 8. John Connor: Creative engagement and inclusion in the MFL classroomChapter 9. Andreas Jeitler and Mark Wassermann: Conflicts between real-time resources and the storage of digitized materials: issues of copyrightConclusion: Elina Vilar Beltrán, Chris Abbott and Jane Jones

Editorial Reviews

In an age when inclusive language education prevails in schools internationally and competence in languages is considered to be an indispensable skill, this volume is undoubtedly a valuable contribution to language education in general. It definitely serves its purpose, to present how the notion of “languages for all”, as expressed in the nine chapters, could be achieved by exploiting all the technologies available. The book is well structured with all the chapters forming a unified whole. The fact that the book is divided into two parts provides an opportunity to become familiar with the theoretical background on some of the most important concepts discussed in the book in the first part and with practical examples of how the theory could be realised in the second part. Therefore, the book could not only be read by teachers, researchers, stakeholders or language education students but also by anyone interested in the field of inclusive education. - Elis Kakoulli Constantinou, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus - the LINGUIST List