Guðlaug Brynjólfsdóttir: Language Learning in the Wild

 

Language Learning “in the Wild“ is a new approach that supports learners to use their own daily life, their interests and experiences for language learning. The approach shifts teaching strictly from the classroom to using the classroom as a place to reflect upon and utilize learning which occurs daily outside the classroom.

 
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Language Learning in the Wild; a guided participation in real-life interactions.

Language Learning “in the Wild“ is a new approach that supports learners to use their own daily life, their interests and experiences for language learning.  

The following three projects; The Icelandic Village, The Rally Course, and Learning Icelandic at Kindergartens utilize information gathered in the wild in combination with a pedagogically structured program. This approach has been designed and developed in collaboration with learners, teachers and researchers in Scandinavia the past 8 years.   

The LLIW approach shifts teaching strictly from the classroom to using the classroom as a place to reflect upon and utilize learning which occurs daily outside the classroom. 

Guðlaug Stella Brynjólfsdóttir. Adjunct in Icelandic as a Second Language at the University of Iceland and Project Manager for The Icelandic Village.