PAPER BY JOAQUIM GUERRA PUBLISHED IN LANGUAGE LEARNING JOURNAL
“Mur de paroles” – ou tentative de promotion de l’expression orale en langue française”, a paper by CIAC researcher Joaquim Guerra, was recently published on the journal Language Learning in Higher Education.
The paper presents results of an investigation that explores the usefulness of mobile technologies in the language classroom. The study focused on the Audience Response System (ARS) of Padlet, used in the French Language and Culture VI, discipline of foreign language courses. The work intended to make use of this technology to improve the oral skills of students – after having found that the different confinements during the covid-19 pandemic, absenteeism, and lack of investment of learners in oral production caused a lower performance in this competence. The responses obtained show that the students have a positive attitude towards the use of digital technologies in the classroom and that this experience has had a positive impact on their oral proficiency
Language Learning in Higher Education (LLHE) is the Journal of CercleS, the European Confederation of Language Centres in Higher Education. The Journal deals with the most relevant aspects of language learning and teaching in university contexts. Its primary aim is both to disseminate the best results of research activities carried out at University Language Centres and Higher Education Departments as well as to give the opportunity to share ideas among professionals involved in language studies. This aim carries the long-term objective to help increase the quality of language learning and of the so many teaching and learning actions offered by the higher education language community throughout the European academic context and beyond.