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.
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!