New Music Technologies: Platforms for Language Growth Through Content

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This educational showcase highlights some of the musical applications and devices that run them for adding music-related content and instructional activities to the foreign language (FL) classroom. Actual instructional uses for these mobile information and communications technology (ICT) devices such as the iPod, iPad, and iPhone, and music apps are introduced, and guidelines for what to consider in making program decisions for adopting such technology are given. Features of a classroom environment that supports language growth, creative self-expression, and increased intercultural competence are special considerations.

Keywords: content-based instruction, music apps, music technology, content and language integration, CLIL.


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Brooks, David L. (2012). New Music Technologies: Platforms for Language Growth Through Content. In Linda Bradley, Sylvie Thouësny (Eds), CALL: Using, Learning, Knowing, EUROCALL Conference, Gothenburg, Sweden, 22-25 August 2012, Proceedings (pp. 32-36).

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