21 keys ideas for languages learning in the 21st century

Morgan, Anne-Marie, Spada, Nina, Orton, Jane, Tedesco, Lia, East, Martin, Scrimegour, Andrew, and Hajek, John (2017) 21 keys ideas for languages learning in the 21st century. Babel, 52 (2/3). pp. 7-14.

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In this article, seven key presenters from the AFMLTA 21st International Languages Conference held on the Gold Coast of Australia in 2017 each contribute three key ideas or challenges for 21st century teaching and learning of languages. Drawing on their eclectic international experience, the contributors canvas ideas from specific pedagogies and approaches to teaching and learning languages; to identifying the need for research and targeted strategies to influence policy decisions, in Australia and internationally; to teacher preparation and curriculum demands to meet the needs of diverse learners. Collectively, the 21 key ideas provide a timely snapshot almost two decades into the 21st century of themes that emerged in the conference, and which percolate through international conversations about the teaching and learning of languages, as evidenced in the research literature, increasing knowledge about the brain and its capacity to learn languages, and the social and cultural contexts in which choices about languages learning occur. The ideas provide important messages for teachers, learners, and administrators of languages teaching programs both in Australia and internationally, as we look ahead into the next few decades.

Item ID: 62342
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
ISSN: 0005-3503
Keywords: learning, task-based learning, intercultural language learning, concentrated instructional time, comprehension based learning, flipped classroom pedagogies, time on task, learner needs, diversity of learners, Australian Curriculum Languages, plurilingualism, pluriculturalism, early language learning, CCAFL, senior secondary languages learning, distance education, Schools of Languages, social inclusion, coding, Aboriginal languages and Torres Strait Islander languages, languages research, practice-based inquiry, teacher education, languages teaching resources, languages textbooks
Copyright Information: © AFMLTA and individual authors
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2020 02:23
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20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200209 Multicultural, Intercultural and Cross-cultural Studies @ 33%
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