The French Digital Kitchen: Implementing Task-Based Language Teaching Beyond the Classroom
Paul Seedhouse, Anne Preston, School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom ; Patrick Olivier, Dan Jackson, Philip Heslop, School of Computing Science, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom ; Thomas Plötz, Madeline Balaam, Newcastle University, School of Computing Science, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom ; Saandia Ali, Linguistics and Language Didactics, University of Rennes, Campus Villejean, Rennes, France
IJCALLT Volume 3, Number 1, ISSN 2155-7098 Publisher: IGI Global
This paper reports on the French Digital Kitchen, a design-based project which drew on digital sensor technology to take the principles of Task-Based Language Teaching (TBLT) out of the classroom and into the real-world environment of a kitchen. The project aimed to produce a situated language learning environment where learners could learn aspects of French language and cuisine whilst performing a real-world task. The article describes the blend of TBLT, human-computer interaction (HCI) and user-centred design (UCD) principles the authors adopted in constructing and trialling the kitchen, using multiple data sources. An example of a task cycle is then presented to illustrate (by using CA analysis of transcripts) how learners have used the resources of the kitchen to accomplish the task. The authors’ findings show how the integration of the pedagogical and technological design enabled learners to notice and manipulate new vocabulary items.
Seedhouse, P., Preston, A., Olivier, P., Jackson, D., Heslop, P., Plötz, T., Balaam, M. & Ali, S. (2013). The French Digital Kitchen: Implementing Task-Based Language Teaching Beyond the Classroom. International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching, 3(1), 50-72. IGI Global.