Learner training in digital language learning for pre-service translators and interpreters

Abstract

Given the importance of language learners' digital literacy skills in digital environments, there is a need for learner training in the use of digital technologies for language learning. Learner training can help learners develop language learning skills and strategies and become effective and independent language learners. This chapter presents a study examining the implementation of technical, strategic, pedagogical and contextual training offered through a series of face-to-face workshops for advanced language learners enrolled in Master programs of translation and interpreting at an Australian university. It describes the context of the training and discusses the training content and process. It then looks at the participants' responses to a digital literacy questionnaire administered in the beginning of the training. It also offers comparisons between the participants' attitudes and views of technology-enhanced language learning before and after the training based on quantitative and qualitative data collected through the digital literacy questionnaire and a post-training questionnaire. The results of the study suggest that learner training needs context-specific approaches and needs to offer more opportunities for learners to select and use digital tools and resources for their learning

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