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Taking the foreign out of language teaching: opening up the classroom to the multilingual city

Hernández-Martín, Lourdes and Skrandies, Peter ORCID: 0000-0003-0618-7438 (2021) Taking the foreign out of language teaching: opening up the classroom to the multilingual city. In: Malinowski, David, Maxim, Hiram H. and Dubreil, Sébastien, (eds.) Language Teaching in the Linguistic Landscape: Mobilizing Pedagogy in Public Space. Educational Linguistics. Springer Berlin / Heidelberg, Cham, CH, 293 - 325. ISBN 9783030557607

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Identification Number: 10.1007/978-3-030-55761-4_13


In this chapter we contextualise, describe and discuss a language learning and teaching project designed and implemented at the Language Centre of the London School of Economics and Political Science. The project entitled En un lugar de Loñdres is based on the use of London’s linguistic landscape as a source of authentic input in second language acquisition. We explain the rationale and context for using the study of the linguistic landscape as learning input and outline the development of learning activities designed to facilitate the learners’ understanding and engagement with the linguistic landscape and London’s Spanish speaking communities. We conclude that the project succeeded in enhancing language learning and contributed to learners’ political and social awareness.

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Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
P Language and Literature > PB Modern European Languages
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2021 09:06
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2024 03:21

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