1st International Conference on Language Gap and Digital Competence: Challenges for the 21st Century

Country: Spain

City: Córdoba

Abstr. due: 15.05.2018

Dates: 20.06.18 — 21.06.18

Area Of Sciences: Humanities;

Organizing comittee e-mail: https://www.linguapp.es/conference/en/contact/

Organizers: Language Gap and Digital Competence International Committee

 

The 21st century is the century of information and, therefore, assuring language learning and digital competence development for everyone is an essential priority in the context of international education policies. Accordingly, the fundamental objective of this International Conference will consist in reflecting on the so-called ‘language gap’ (Johnson & Zentella, 2017) as well as the ‘digital gap’ (Hargittai, 2010). These two phenomena are caused by the economic disparities derived from the global crisis, and they both affect negatively certain population groups, especially those suffering from unemployment in Andalusia. In this light, the latest trends in second language teaching and learning processes on the international scene and their corresponding best practices will be addressed in this 1st International Conference on Language Gap and Digital Competence: Challenges for the 21st Century, mainly dealing with aspects related to language gap and digital gap, digital competence, accessibility and the use of ICT in second language teaching.

Conference Web-Site: https://www.linguapp.es/conference/en/