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A pervasive language learning environment:The European Digital Kitchen

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Anne Preston, Professor Paul SeedhouseORCiD


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Abstract This paper reports on the research activities of an on-going European Union-funded project, ‘Learning languages, cultures and cuisines in digital interactive kitchens’ (LanCook) which develops the application of digital sensor technology together with a Task Based Language Teaching (TBLT) approach to create a pervasive language learning environment. The principle objective of the project is the creation and use of multilingual task-based Language language learning materials for learners to cook dishes linked to 7 European cultures and countries: Catalan, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian and Spanish. The materials use digital sensor technology to promote a genuinely situated language learning experience of a real-world activity. The pedagogical design of the materials means that learners are able to learn aspects of European languages whilst performing a meaningful real-world task and simultaneously experience the cultural aspect of learning to cook a European dish. This focus of this paper is on outlining the different processes involved in the creation of technologically enhanced language learning materials using sensor technology from pedagogical and technological design to initial findings from data collected so far as part of a year-long trialling phase.

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Author(s): Preston A, Seedhouse P


Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: Global perspectives on Computer-Assisted Language Learning (WorldCALL)

Year of Conference: 2013