After completing the course, students will be able to:
1. design digital applications for use in the language classroom
2. develop suitable material to be uploaded to the applications
3. demonstrate how the applications work and how their content can be applied to language teaching
Course Content (Syllabus)
The purpose of this course is to demonstrate how ESL/EFL teachers can design websites and other digital applications, such as WebCT and Canvas learning platforms, so as to enhance teaching and learning. The course will also discuss how to write suitable material to be uploaded to the applications, and students will be required to apply the result to teaching a school class.
websites, digital applications, WebCT, learning platforms
Additional bibliography for study
Androutsopoulos, J. (2008) Discourse-centred online ethnography. In Androutsopoulos, Jannis & Michael Beißwenger (eds.) Data and Methods in Computer-Mediated Discourse Analysis. Special Issue, Language@Internet 5 (2008). http://www.languageatinternet.de
Androutsopoulos, J. (2013) Networked multilingualism: Some language practices on Facebook and their implications. International Journal of Bilingualism.
Androutsopoulos, J. (2014) Computer-mediated Communication and Linguistic Landscapes. In J. Holmes & K. Hazen (eds.) Research Methods in Sociolinguistics: A Practical Guide, 74-90. Wiley-Blackwell
D’Arcy, Α. & Young, Τ.Μ. (2012). “Ethics and social media: Implications for sociolinguistics in the networked public. Journal of Sociolinguistics 16/4, 2012. 532-546
Lees, C. (contribution to edited volume in press) ‘Apo ton “ticho” tu Facebook sti scholiki taxi: i chrisi upokoristikon ke megethintikon stis psifiakes glossikes praktikes mathiton/trion gimnasiu kai protasis gia ti didaskalia tus’ [From the Facebook wall to the classroom: the use of diminutives and augmentatives in the digital language practices of secondary school pupils and proposals for their teaching] Kavala: Saita Publications
Lees, C., Politis, P. & Koutsogiannis, D. (forthcoming) “Roman-alphabeted Greek and Transliteration Practices in Social Media: A View from the Language Practices of Greek Secondary School Pupils on Facebook”. Journal of Greek Media and Culture
Leppänen, S. & Peuronen, S. (2012). Multilingualism on the Internet. In M. Martin-Jones, A. Blackledge & A. Creese (eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Multilingualism. 384-402 Abingdon: Routledge
Sharma, B (2012) “Beyond social networking: performing global Englishes in Facebook by college youth in Nepal”. Journal of Sociolinguistics 16/4. 483-509
Soffer, O. (2010) “Silent Orality”: Toward a Conceptualization of the Digital Oral Feautures in CMC and SMS Texts. International Communication Association, Communication Theory 20. 387-404
Tseliga, Τ. (2007). “It’s all Greeklish to Me!” Linguistic and sociocultural perspectives on Roman-Alphabeted Greek in asynchronous computer-Mediated communication. In Danet, B. & Herring, S.C. (eds.), The Multilingual Internet: Language, Culture and Communication Online. 117-141: Oxford University Press.