Curating and nudging in virtual CLIL environments

Helle Lykke Nielsen

Abstract

Foreign language teachers can benefit substantially from the notions of curation and nudging when scaffolding CLIL activities on the internet. This article shows how these principles can be integrated into CLILstore, a free multimedia-rich learning tool with seamless access to online dictionaries, and presents feedback from first and second year university students of Arabic as a second language to inform foreign language teachers about students’ needs and preferences in virtual learning environments.

Keywords

Curating; nudging; Clilstore; Arabic as a second language

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