Theoretical Foundations of ESL teaching / learning - LET 132 Professor Reinildes Dias, Ph.D. March 2012 des .br/profs/reinil t: ww w.letras.ufmg Meet me at:
About the present (here and now)Literacy: a broad concept.Development of students’ capacity tocommunicate in English +Development of students’ sense of citizenship. +Development of students’ capacity to interpretmultimodal texts of different genres.
Features of present AppliedLinguistics studies A shift from linguistics to semioticsA shift from emphasis on language alone (theverbal code) to a focus on different semioticcodes.
Watch this video. List the semiotic codesused to convey the message.http://tinyurl.com/mr-been-warmwelcome
Linguistic - oral and written language: use of vocabulary & grammar Visual - still & moving images, colors. Auditory – music & soundSemiotic codes effects: use of volume, pitch &or modes rhythm. Gestural – facial expressions & body language. Spatial – layout & organization of objects & space.
(Multi)Literacyinvolves students’ capacity to functionappropriately in a (multi) literateenvironment.This (multi)literate environmentincludes reading, writing, and producingmultimodal texts.
Sociocultural theoriesthe importance of societal attitudes andgroup membership.
MultimodalityExpresses meaning throughdifferent semiotic modes.Invites multiple interpretations.
The world told is a different world to the world shown. Kress, 2003MultimodalityInfluenced by digital technologiesand how they have transformedour communicational landscape.
Digital native or digital immigrant? PRENSKY. Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants: http://tiny.cc/aXomB
Digital natives Commitment to our digital native students.Less downloads,more uploads!
http://iteslj.org/links/ESL/Listening/Podcasts/http://www.eslpod.com/website/index_new.htmlhttp://top25.podcast.com/ Reception: LISTENING to podcasts Production: Creating podcasts
http://www.learnenglishfeelgood.com/eslvideo/index.html Reception: LISTENING Production: SPEAKING Create movies in English with WINDOWS MOVIE MAKER Video productionDIAS, R. Websites, video clips, trailers, movies andpodcasts in developing students’ oral skills in English. 2010.http://tiny.cc/n8cae
A W e b Q u e s t a b o u t W e b Q u e s t s by Reinildes Dias http://web.me.com/reinildes/Site_3/A_Web_Quest.html Reading. Researching. Collaborating. Learning. Reception: ReadingC r e a t i n g y o u r o w n W e b Q u e s t by Reinildes Diashttp://web.me.com/reinildes/Site_6/Creating_a_WQ.htmlReading. Writing. Collaborating. Revising. Learning. Production: Writing
L e s s d o w n lo a d s , m o r eu p lo a d s ! WebQuests: guided research on the web. A multimodal learning environment. http://webquest.org/index.phpDIAS, R. Webquests no processo de aprendizagem de L2 no meio on-line.Disponível em www.letras.ufmg.br/profs/reinildes