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Městský prostor v kontextu výuky cizího jazyka: současné možnosti využití a budoucí perspektivy za pomoci moderních technologií

Title in English Urban environment in context of foreign language teaching: contemporary strategies and future perspectives with modern technology


Year of publication 2013
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Podoby a proměny města ve slovanských a vybraných neslovanských kulturách, literaturách a jazycích
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Field Mass media, audiovision
Keywords foreign language teaching; foreign language learning; urban environment; Augmented reality; Instagram; Foursquare; educational technology
Description In this chapter the city from various angles in relation to teaching foreign languages to adults is examinated. She mentions the perspectives for the use of augmented reality in teaching foreign languages, and above all she offers methodologies for activities that emphasize cooperation, authenticity, effectivity, and attractiveness. This in most cases assumes the use of the Internet and other modern technologies. Her methodologies are adaptable for all languages, although some examples are oriented towards Polish. She includes social networks such as Instagram, Facebook, and Foursquare, as well as Google Street View, etc. She also advises how to find a suitable native speaker of your target language in your city, recommends how to use and create teaching videos, and offers a guide to asking questions in the street in the form of surveys or Mad Libs, as well as new approaches for assigning homework. Lastly, she calls for teachers of foreign languages to take an interest in integrating the Internet and other modern technologies into their teaching, in order to keep pace with their students.
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