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The Linguistic Landscape as a learning space for Contextual Language Learning

Ruthi Aladjem, Bibiana Jou


One of the challenges of teaching and learning a foreign language is that students are not being sufficiently exposed to the target language. However, it is quite common to find linguistic and cultural exponents of different foreign languages in authentic contexts (termed the “Linguistic landscape"). Using the Linguistic landscape as a learning space, may facilitate language learning. This paper, describes an approach for contextual informal foreign language learning supported by mobile devices and social media. The findings suggest that this approach holds the potential to increase learner awareness of language learning opportunities, thus supplementing formal learning and encouraging continuous learning.

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