The VL3 Virtual Language Learning Laboratory
The Idea
Objective?
The Process
Preliminary Research: Review of Literature <ul><li>L2 Pedagogy Research </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Communicative Compet...
Preliminary Research: Review of Literature <ul><li>SLA Research </li></ul><ul><li>The Input Hypothesis (Krashen 1981, 1985...
Preliminary Research: Review of Literature <ul><li>VL3 Methodology </li></ul><ul><li>Task Based Language Learning </li></u...
Preliminary Research: Textbook Analysis <ul><li>WHAT? </li></ul><ul><li>9 beginner textbooks </li></ul><ul><li>6 intermedi...
Preliminary Research: Student Preference Questionnaire <ul><li>WHAT? </li></ul><ul><li>200 beginner questionnaires </li></...
The Next Step <ul><li>Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR),  </li></ul><ul><li>(shared basis for the elaboration ...
<ul><li>Stay tuned,  </li></ul><ul><li>to be continued …. </li></ul><ul><li>For more information e-mail us at: cultureplex...
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  1. 1. The VL3 Virtual Language Learning Laboratory
  2. 2. The Idea
  3. 3. Objective?
  4. 4. The Process
  5. 5. Preliminary Research: Review of Literature <ul><li>L2 Pedagogy Research </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Communicative Competence </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Linguistic Competence </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Preliminary Research: Review of Literature <ul><li>SLA Research </li></ul><ul><li>The Input Hypothesis (Krashen 1981, 1985) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Comprehensible input containing i+1 is “the essential ingredient for second language acquisition.” (Krashen, 2005) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>The Interaction Hypothesis (Long 1981,1996; Gass,2003) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ conversational interaction in a second language forms the basis for the development of language rather than being only a forum for practice for specific language features.” (Gass, 2005) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>The Output Hypothesis (Swain 1995; 2005) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ the act of producing language (speaking or writing) constitutes part of the process of second language learning.” (Swain, 2005) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Preliminary Research: Review of Literature <ul><li>VL3 Methodology </li></ul><ul><li>Task Based Language Learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ goal-oriented communicative activity with a specific outcome, where the emphasis is on exchanging meanings, not producing specific language forms” (Willis, 1996) </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Preliminary Research: Textbook Analysis <ul><li>WHAT? </li></ul><ul><li>9 beginner textbooks </li></ul><ul><li>6 intermediate textbooks </li></ul><ul><li>WHY? </li></ul><ul><li>Most common topics </li></ul><ul><li>Grammar </li></ul>
  9. 9. Preliminary Research: Student Preference Questionnaire <ul><li>WHAT? </li></ul><ul><li>200 beginner questionnaires </li></ul><ul><li>60 intermediate questionnaires </li></ul><ul><li>WHY? </li></ul><ul><li>Student preference towards each topic </li></ul><ul><li>Other topics of interest for students </li></ul><ul><li>Suggestions </li></ul>
  10. 10. The Next Step <ul><li>Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), </li></ul><ul><li>(shared basis for the elaboration of language learning, teaching and assessment materials across Europe). </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish: Plan Curricular del Instituto Cervantes </li></ul><ul><li>Six language levels: </li></ul><ul><li>A1&A2 (The Basic User), </li></ul><ul><li>B1&B2 (The Independent User) </li></ul><ul><li>C1&C2 (The Proficient User). </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Stay tuned, </li></ul><ul><li>to be continued …. </li></ul><ul><li>For more information e-mail us at: cultureplex@gmail.com </li></ul>

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