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Developing CALL for heritage languages: The 7 Keys of the Dragon

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dc.contributor.author Revithiadou, Anthi es_ES
dc.contributor.author Kourtis-Kazoullis, Vasilia es_ES
dc.contributor.author Soukalopoulou, Maria es_ES
dc.contributor.author Konstantoudakis, Konstantinos es_ES
dc.contributor.author Zarras, Christos es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2016-12-23T08:51:20Z
dc.date.available 2016-12-23T08:51:20Z
dc.date.issued 2015-09-26
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/75694
dc.description.abstract [EN] In this article we present an interactive extensible software, The 7 Keys of the Dragon, for the teaching/learning of Albanian and Russian to students that attend primary and secondary education in Greece with the respective languages as their heritage languages. We address the key challenges we encountered during the conceptualization phase of the project development and the specific design choices we implemented in order to accommodate them. Drawing on recent research on the role of Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) applications for young bilingual populations, we aimed at creating a user friendly environment with a clear pedagogical orientation. Furthermore, given that games in language learning are associated with intrinsic motivation and meaningful exposure to the target language, we have integrated a fairy-tale background narrative, a game-inspired reward system, and two cartoon-like assistant characters to stimulate the user’s involvement in the learning tasks. Five chapters for each target language were created, each comprising a text, a variety of scaffolding material and quizzes. The software is designed to provide real-time automatic correction of quizzes and allow for easy expansion with additional quizzes and texts. A separate application for teachers facilitates essay correction and commenting on the students’ language learning progress and achievements. es_ES
dc.description.sponsorship We are grateful to Amalia Rodou-Gorou and Tania Zouravliova for creating the language materials, to Nestoras Pelesoglou for the graphic design, and to Prof. dr. Ioannis Spantidakis for providing guidance in the pedagogical design of the e-learning environment. This research was supported by the programme “Education of Immigrant and Repatriate Students” (Action 5, Deliverable 5.2.3) funded by the European Social Fund, National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF) 2007-2014 and the Ministry of Education, Lifelong Learning and Religious Affairs of the Hellenic Republic. The usual disclaimers apply.
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher Universitat Politècnica de València
dc.relation.ispartof The EuroCALL Review
dc.rights Reconocimiento - No comercial - Sin obra derivada (by-nc-nd) es_ES
dc.subject Online language learning es_ES
dc.subject Heritage languages es_ES
dc.subject Russian es_ES
dc.subject Albanian es_ES
dc.subject Focus-form activities es_ES
dc.title Developing CALL for heritage languages: The 7 Keys of the Dragon es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.date.updated 2016-12-22T13:19:18Z
dc.identifier.doi 10.4995/eurocall.2015.4667
dc.rights.accessRights Abierto es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Revithiadou, A.; Kourtis-Kazoullis, V.; Soukalopoulou, M.; Konstantoudakis, K.; Zarras, C. (2015). Developing CALL for heritage languages: The 7 Keys of the Dragon. The EuroCALL Review. 23(2):38-57. doi:10.4995/eurocall.2015.4667. es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod SWORD es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion https://doi.org/10.4995/eurocall.2015.4667 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 38 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 57 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.description.volume 23
dc.description.issue 2
dc.identifier.eissn 1695-2618
dc.contributor.funder European Commission
dc.contributor.funder Ministry of Education, Lifelong Learning and Religious Affairs of the Hellenic Republic
dc.contributor.funder European Social Fund
dc.contributor.funder Ministerio de Educación


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