The French digital kitchen : implementing task-based language teaching beyond the classroom

Seedhouse, Paul, Preston, Anne, Olivier, Patrick, Jackson, Dan, Heslop, Phillip, Plötz, Thomas, Balaam, Madeline and Ali, Saandia (2013) The French digital kitchen : implementing task-based language teaching beyond the classroom. International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching, 3(1), pp. 50-72. ISSN (print) 2155-7098

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This paper reports on the French Digital Kitchen, a design-based project which drew on digital sensor technology to take the principles of Task-Based Language Teaching (TBLT) out of the classroom and into the real-world environment of a kitchen. The project aimed to produce a situated language learning environment where learners could learn aspects of French language and cuisine whilst performing a real-world task. The article describes the blend of TBLT, human-computer interaction (HCI) and user-centred design (UCD) principles the authors adopted in constructing and trialling the kitchen, using multiple data sources. An example of a task cycle is then presented to illustrate (by using CA analysis of transcripts) how learners have used the resources of the kitchen to accomplish the task. The authors’ findings show how the integration of the pedagogical and technological design enabled learners to notice and manipulate new vocabulary items.

Item Type: Article
Research Area: Computer science and informatics
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Interdepartmental and Cross-Faculty Research Groups and Centres (until 2017)
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Depositing User: Anne Preston
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2016 08:51
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2017 16:45

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