#KELTChat on Linguistic Landscapes (Sunday November 2nd)

The next #KELTchat will be at 8 pm on Sunday November 2nd and the topic will be Linguistic Landscapes. More specifically, we will be talking about about Linguistic Landscapes and their implications and uses for English teaching. People from all around are welcome to participate and all are welcome. For this chat we are honoured to have Michael Chesnut and Sungwoo Kim as guest moderators.

chesnut linguistic landscapes

Photos by @MichaelChesnut2

What do we mean when we say, “Linguistic Landscapes?” Scott Thornbury, mentioner of #KELTchat, offers a nice introduction in this post. The post cites an ELT Journal article from Peter Sayer on Using the Linguistic Landscape as a Pedagogical Resource. And here is an article called “The Language Lessons Around Us: Undergraduate English Pedagogy and Linguistics Landscape Research” that is focused on research and experiences at a Korean university.

A central question for the chat will be:
How can various linguistic landscapes be used in language teaching? 

and some additional questions might include:

  • How can we get started using Linguistic Landscapes in (and out of) class?
  • What challenges might you expect using Linguistic Landscapes with students?
  • What ideas do you have for using Linguistic Landscapes with students?
  • How can we use the English in Korea’s multilingual Linguistic Landscape to help our students develop their language skills?
  • How can we use technology like Google Street View to explore Linguistic Landscapes beyond Korea?

Of course, other questions and points will emerge in the flow of the conversation. We are looking forward to chatting with you!

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5 thoughts on “#KELTChat on Linguistic Landscapes (Sunday November 2nd)

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  3. Hi,

    Sorry I missed your webchat – I would love to have taken part. I’m actually doing research into the Linguistic Landscape of Seoul for my (currently interrupted!) PhD. I work at the International Graduate School of English in Seoul and I’ve written a couple of introductory articles on the subject for our house magazine Agora. Just get in touch if you’re interested and I’ll let you have a copy.

    James Forrest

  4. It would be great to read those articles! It’s also great to hear about more people working in linguistic landscapes here in Korea. What would be the best way to get the articles to folks here?

  5. Pingback: Get your Linguistic Landscape on | ELT Rants, Reviews, and Reflections

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