AUDIO-VISUAL RECEPTION & THE CEFR: Deduction, prediction and comprehension.

Four modes of communication:   reception, production, interaction and mediation. The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) is based on the communicative approach which emphasises language in use enabling people to interact with one another. Communication is understood as the exchange and negotiation of meaning between at least two individuals, through the use of … Continue reading AUDIO-VISUAL RECEPTION & THE CEFR: Deduction, prediction and comprehension.

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Group 5 Plurilingual & Pluricultural competence

INTRODUCTION The plurilingual and pluricultural competence was included in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) to give value to cultural and linguistic diversity, and to contribute to the European Union´s objective of overcoming prejudice and stereotypes through the mutual understanding, cooperation, and mobility of the European citizens.      2. PLURILINGUAL AND PLURICULTURAL … Continue reading Group 5 Plurilingual & Pluricultural competence

Group 6: Sign Language

"Sign Language" is a designation applicable to all languages requiring manual communication to convey meaning. It is a combination of hand gestures, movement and orientation of fingers, hands, arms and body, together with facial expressions. Therefore, Sign Language is not really one single language, but rather hundreds of them. Nowadays there is a great diversity … Continue reading Group 6: Sign Language

Group 4: Spoken fluency and overall phonological control

1. Introduction  Admittedly, oral skills tend to be the most problematic ones for language learners when it comes to second language acquisition. Particularly, speaking is often considered the most difficult to develop on the part of students (Beaven & Neuhoff, 2012). In order to better understand the components and sub-skills concerning speaking, it is worth bearing in … Continue reading Group 4: Spoken fluency and overall phonological control

Group 3: Mediating activities: Collaborating in a group & Leading group work

Group 3   Our group has been working in a collaborative way using Office 365 and Microsoft Teams in order to create some content in a collaborative Wiki. We have been working about the content that we can find in the actualized CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for languages) published in 2018. This new … Continue reading Group 3: Mediating activities: Collaborating in a group & Leading group work