Virtual School Meanderings

July 22, 2018

EBSCO Alerts

ebscoFirst, I did not receive the alert for virtual school.

Next, the alert for cyber school.

1. TI- 21st Century Virtual Language Learning Environments (VLLEs).
AU- Mroz, Aurore  1
JN- Language & Linguistics Compass
PD- Aug2014, Vol. 8 Issue 8, p330-343
PG- 14p
DT- 20140801
PT- Article
AB- Learning a foreign language (L2) has never been more efficiently done than through immersion in the target culture. By comparison, learning in a traditional classroom has proven to lead only to limited proficiency. But traveling to the target country is still inaccessible for many L2 learners. Investing in the tremendous array of technologies that have emerged since the beginning of the 21st century could bring us one step closer. This essay overviews the body of research on Virtual Language Learning Environments (VLLEs), considered as promising venues to approximate the type of naturalistic learning that happens in real-life immersion. Drawing on research in Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) and Second Language Acquisition (SLA) theories, this paper intends to provide a clearer picture of what virtuality entails for the L2 learning process, and to offer research-based suggestions on what to look for to integrate VLLEs in the L2 curriculum. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
AB- Copyright of Language & Linguistics Compass is the property of Wiley-Blackwell and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder’s express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for  individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the  accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of  the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)
DE- Foreign language education
DE- Classroom environment
DE- Second language acquisition
SU- Computer assisted language instruction
SU- Twenty-first century
SU- Comparative studies
IC- 611630 Language Schools
AD- 1 Department of French & Italian, Colby College
IS- 1749818X
DI- 10.1111/lnc3.12089
AN- 97654068

Finally, I also did not receive the alert for K-12 online learning this week.

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