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Digital Resources, Creativity and Innovative Methodologies in Language Teaching and Learning

Editor(s): Adriana Teresa Damascelli
Contributors: Cesare Zanca, Marie-Berthe Vittoz, Stefano Vicari, Simone Torsani, Emilia Sposato, Alice Spencer, Jaana Helena Simpanen,

Book Description

The concept of university language centres has changed in recent decades. Initially conceived as laboratories for practical and autonomous language-learning, they are now considered as places with more specific and complex functions in language teaching and learning. University language centres now constitute networks for exchanging knowledge and know-how in order to respond to ever-changing, multilingual and multicultural contexts. At the same time, the availability and acquisition of new technologies is contributing to the creation of new tools for the provision of appropriate services and training.

This collection covers a wide range of topics related to the activities, experiences and applied research carried out in Italian university language centres. It provides further evidence of the important role university language centres play in promoting language expertise, developing tools and adopting digital resources, and providing support and training for language teaching. Technology, creativity, methodologies and plurilingualism are key topics in the book as they constitute the essential ingredients for effective and successful language teaching and learning. The volume’s thirty-three chapters provide multi-perspective approaches, showing how the real contexts of current language education need the integration of theoretical backgrounds with the best practices resulting from practical experience.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-8614-7
ISBN-10: 1-4438-8614-9
Date of Publication: 01/06/2017
Pages / Size: 516 / A5
Price: £70.99


Adriana Teresa Damascelli, PhD, currently works at the University of Turin’s Language Centre, Italy, where she is responsible for the English language programmes of several undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses. She is also engaged in teacher-training courses for secondary school teachers using Content and Language Integrated Learning methodology. Her research interests include the analysis of the English language, the corpus linguistics approach, the global phenomenon of English Medium Instruction, the use of e-learning environments for the realisation of blended programmes, and language assessment tools. At present, she is engaged in a national project, which gathers seven Italian universities that are working on Content and Language Integrated Learning methodology.