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The Role of Technology in Audio Text Comprehension for English as a Second Language

The Role of Technology in Audio Text Comprehension for English as a Second Language
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Author(s): Pablo Armando Alcaraz-Valencia (Universidad de Colima, Mexico), Laura Sanely Gaytán-Lugo (Universidad de Colima, Mexico), Sara Catalina Hernández Gallardo (Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico) and Rocio Maciel Arellano (Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico)
Copyright: 2020
Pages: 17
Source title: Recent Tools for Computer- and Mobile-Assisted Foreign Language Learning
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Alberto Andujar (University of Almeria, Spain)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-1097-1.ch010

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Abstract

This chapter proposes to establish a starting point in the design of technology specialized in the development of listening comprehension skills from a theoretical perspective, when learning English as a second language. Therefore, an exploration about how technologies have evolved in the practice of learning English as a second language was required. Likewise, authors look at fundamental aspects of technology literacy and how this is rooted in users' contexts. From this, they conceptualize the symbolic competence through the ecological theory in order to design a computer-assisted language learning practice. Findings led to the conclusion that a guide on how to build specialized technology in English learning as a second language does not exist. What indeed exists is the application of recycled technology created for other purposes but used for English learning. Authors propose a practice where the meaning is explored through the understanding of what happens in the context by using 3D holograms as an optical illusion.

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