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.