Learner training in digital language learning for pre-service translators and interpreters

Son, Jeong-Bae (2019) Learner training in digital language learning for pre-service translators and interpreters. In: Context-specific computer-assisted language learning: Research, development and practice. Asia-Pacific Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning (APACALL), Toowoomba, Australia, pp. 27-49. ISBN 978-0-6486653-0-4


Abstract

Given the importance of language learners' digital literacy skills in digital environments, there is a need for learner training in the use of digital technologies for language learning. Learner training can help learners develop language learning skills and strategies and become effective and independent language learners. This chapter presents a study examining the implementation of technical, strategic, pedagogical and contextual training offered through a series of face-to-face workshops for advanced language learners enrolled in Master programs of translation and interpreting at an Australian university. It describes the context of the training and discusses the training content and process. It then looks at the participants' responses to a digital literacy questionnaire administered in the beginning of the training. It also offers comparisons between the participants' attitudes and views of technology-enhanced language learning before and after the training based on quantitative and qualitative data collected through the digital literacy questionnaire and a post-training questionnaire. The results of the study suggest that learner training needs context-specific approaches and needs to offer more opportunities for learners to select and use digital tools and resources for their learning.


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Additional Information: Copyright © 2019 by Jeong-Bae Son, Contributors and APACALL All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any other form or by any other means without the written permission of the publisher. This book is free to download from the APACALL website (www.apacall.org).
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2019 00:22
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2021 05:32
Uncontrolled Keywords: learner training, digital literacy, language learners, technology-enhanced language learning, translator and interpreter education
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2004 Linguistics > 200401 Applied Linguistics and Educational Linguistics
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930102 Learner and Learning Processes
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/36885

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