Using online tools and resources to encourage independent learning amongst ab initio students of Italian: a case study

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Abstract

This article describes the innovations introduced into the undergraduate ab initio Italian language programme at the School of Languages at the University of Bristol and the use of a range of online tools and resources. It evaluates to what extent the innovations have enhanced the students’ experience. The article describes the course structure and how technology has been embedded in it. It looks at the pedagogy underpinning the choice of tools, explains how these tools are being used, and finally examines students’ responses to the changes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUsing digital resources to enhance language learning – case studies in Italian
EditorsRosalba Biasini, Anna Proudfoot
Place of PublicationVoillans, France
Publisherresearch-publishing.net
Pages29-41
Number of pages13
Volume1
Edition2018
ISBN (Electronic)ISBN13: 978-2-490057-13-9, ISBN13: 978-2-490057-14-6
ISBN (Print)ISBN13: 978-2-490057-12-2
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jul 2018

Keywords

  • blended learning
  • technology in the classroom
  • foreign languages
  • peer collaboration
  • learner autonomy

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