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Language and Meaning: How We Learn: Track 1

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What do English language teachers in the early 21st century need to know about the relationship between language and meaning? How can teachers enable students to learn language, learn through language and learn about language in the myriad different contemporary contexts of formal and informal learning? This material is taken from The Open University course E852 Language, literacy and learning in the contemporary world.

By: The OpenLearn team (The Open University,)

  • Duration 30 mins
  • Updated Tuesday 20th December 2011
  • Introductory level
  • Posted under Languages
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Track 1: Scarlett in the garden

Two year old Scarlett uses and develops her language as she explores the under-life of the garden with her father.


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Tracks in this podcast:

Track   Title Description
1 Scarlett in the garden    Two year old Scarlett uses and develops her language as she explores the under-life of the garden with her father. Play now Scarlett in the garden
2 Intercultural communication difficulties    In a Chinese University class, a teacher uses examples from signage around the world to illustrate linguistic misunderstandings in translations into English. Play now Intercultural communication difficulties
3 Multimodal learning    This video demonstrates multimodal analysis of classroom learning. Play now Multimodal learning
4 Words and images    This video demonstrates a multimodal analysis of the well-known fairy tale ‘Hansel and Gretel.’ Play now Words and images

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