Developing Language Awareness in Primary School Children with Multilingual Virtual Talking Books: First Results of the Pilot Study
Viviane Lohe, Daniela Elsner, Department of English and American Studies, Goethe University Frankfurt/Main, Frankfurt, Germany
IJCALLT Volume 4, Number 4, ISSN 2155-7098 Publisher: IGI Global
This paper introduces the software application MuViT (Multilingual Virtual Talking Books) which was developed within an EU funded Comenius project between 2011 and 2013. MuViT contains digital storybooks in five different languages (German, English, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish). The article specifies the theoretical background of the project, the software application and its objectives, as well as the research interests and first findings with regard to the development of mono- and plurilingual primary school pupils' language awareness while and after working with MuViT for 6 weeks.
Lohe, V. & Elsner, D. (2014). Developing Language Awareness in Primary School Children with Multilingual Virtual Talking Books: First Results of the Pilot Study. International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching, 4(4), 29-45. IGI Global.