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

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Paul SeedhouseORCiD, Dr Philip HeslopORCiD, Dr Anne Preston, Dr Thomas Ploetz, Professor Patrick OlivierORCiD, Dr Madeline Balaam, Daniel Jackson, Dr Saandia Ali


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© 2014 by IGI Global. All rights reserved. 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 usercentred 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.

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Author(s): Seedhouse P, Heslop P, Preston A, Plotz T, Olivier P, Balaam M, Jackson D, Ali S

Publication type: Book Chapter

Publication status: Published

Book Title: Computational Linguistics: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Year: 2014

Volume: 2-3

Pages: 968-986

Print publication date: 30/06/2014

Online publication date: 31/05/2014

Acceptance date: 01/01/1900

Publisher: IGI Global

Place Published: Hershey, PA


DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-6042-7.ch046

Notes: 9781466660427 Hardback ISBN

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ISBN: 9781466660434