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Digital residents : Practices and perceptions of non native speakers

Jarvis, HA 2014, 'Digital residents : Practices and perceptions of non native speakers' , The Asian EFL Journal, 75 , pp. 21-35.

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This paper reports on a Thai-based study which documents the practices and perceptions of nonnative speakers (NNS) of English, the vast majority of whom reside in cyberspace in their everyday lives beyond formal learning contexts in both their L1 and L2. Questionnaire and focus group data was collected to identify what participants do with which digital devices and why. The role of the English language in relation to social networking is explored in more detail. The paper then briefly considers some of the implications for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) in terms of equipping learners to function as connected digital citizens in English as an L2. It is suggested that in order to do this we need to recognise that the Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) acronym is no longer adequate for investigating and describing practice and that in many contexts we are now in a ‘postCALL era’ of Mobile Assisted Language Use (MALU) with digital literacy skills a defining characteristic.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences > Centre for Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
Journal or Publication Title: The Asian EFL Journal
Publisher: Asian EFL Journal Press
Refereed: Yes
ISBN: 1738-1460
ISSN: 1738-1460
Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: HA Jarvis
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2015 16:33
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2015 16:33

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