FACEBOOK AT THE TIME OF "DIGITAL NATIVES": TEACHING SPANISHTHROUGH SOCIAL NETWORKS

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Abstract

Language acquisition is a process which is influenced by cognitive, attitudinal, demographic, linguistic andexperiential factors.At the time of globalization, structural change occurred with the advent of the technological revolution, thesubsequent introduction of innovative tools in teaching, have transformed the concept of learning. At theweb's century youngers, "digital natives", are creating a kind of "parallel school" not only to access toknowledge, to collaborate with users and discuss, but also to teach and learn languages through socialnetworks, blogs, fora and communities, as if they were in a virtual classroom.As to the acquisition of Spanish as a L2, analysing the most recent web platforms dedicated to teaching andlearning of Spanish online (Palabea, Livemocha, Youtube, ConversationExchange.com, Mango, Skype), wefocused on the most famous social network of our time: Facebook, to underline that the teaching andlearning process of foreign languages, in our case Spanish, has become a "social activity" based on supportand mutual cooperation.The aim of this paper is to investigate those Facebook’s pages that are designed to teach and learn Spanish;among them the largest and most active community of Italian students of Spanish has allowed us to deepenour investigation through the publication of an online test giving us the opportunity to have a clearer pictureabout the users, their relationship with the fan page and their level of language.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Pagine2451-2459
Numero di pagine9
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2015

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