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Υπολογιστές ως Εργαλεία Μυαλού για την Απόκτηση Δεύτερης Γλώσσας
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Mathematics and Computer Science, Department of Information Technology, Human-Computer Interaction.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3806-5216
2006 (Greek, Modern (1453-))In: Διδακτική της Ελληνικής Γλώσσας ως Δεύτερης Ξένης / [ed] Άννα Χατζηπαναγιωτίδη και Ειρήνη Σεχίδου, Θεσσαλονίκη: University Studio Press , 2006, 215-230 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The students who are taught Greek as a second or foreigner language are in many cases expected to face two educational processes simultaneously. They have to learn the language as well as all the school subjects taught in this language: history, geography, religion, physics etc Compared to their schoolmates, who are functioning in the familiar environment of their mother language, these students should make double the effort and work twice as hard in order to keep pace with the rest of the class. A lot of different pedagogic approaches have been applied over the years in order to facilitate the learning of a second language in the elementary schools around the world. The experts in the field of education support that the teachers should find suitable motives in order to mobilise their students’ potentials so that their academic objectives are achieved. Based on the reality that the children today are surrounded by numerous high technology media and that the fashionable computer games can be particularly addictive, the teachers can borrow from the industry of entertainment and create pleasant and effective conditions of teaching. In the attractive environment of the "virtual class" and with the suitable "mind tool" accessible to the students, so much the learning of a second language as well as the learning of the subjects taught in this language can be promoted successfully. Moreover, the Greek school teachers that travel in many different countries in order to teach the Greek language to the children of immigrants, can surely benefit from such educational software and facilitate their mission by participating in the "school-twinning" networks of the world. After briefly reviewing the psychological theories of language learning and acquisition, we will discuss the possibilities and weaknesses of using certain technical systems in the classroom for the conquest of a second language. Our main hypothesis is that the learning and the usage of the Greek language presupposes real activities in a Greek linguistic environment and that the systems of technology and information have the possibility of creating such an environment that will strengthen the learning. The presentation will try to address the issues generated above.

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Θεσσαλονίκη: University Studio Press , 2006. 215-230 p.
Keyword [en]
information technology, communication technology, education, learning, distance education, language, mother tongue, bilingualism, usability
Keyword [sv]
Informationsteknologi, kommunikationsteknologi, utbildning, lärande, distansutbildning, språk, modersmål, tvåspråkighet, användbarhet
National Category
Human Computer Interaction Language Technology (Computational Linguistics) Didactics Learning Pedagogy General Language Studies and Linguistics
Research subject
Human-Computer Interaction
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-264529ISBN: 960-12-1512-3OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-264529DiVA: diva2:860842
Διεθνές Συνέδριο: Διδακτική της Ελληνικής Γλώσσας ως Δεύτερης Ξένης, Απρίλιος 2005 Σχολείο Νέας Ελληνικής Γλώσσας, Φιλοσοφική Σχολή, Αριστοτέλειο Πανεπιστήμιο Θεσσαλονίκης
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