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What do English language teachers in the early 21st century need to know about the relationship between language and meaning? How can teachers enable students to learn language, learn through language and learn about language in the myriad different contemporary contexts of formal and informal learning? This material is taken from The Open University course E852 Language, literacy and learning in the contemporary world.

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What do English language teachers in the early 21st century need to know about the relationship between language and meaning? How can teachers enable students to learn language, learn through language and learn about language in the myriad different contemporary contexts of formal and informal learning? This material is taken from The Open University course E852 Language, literacy and learning in the contemporary world.

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    Scarlett in the garden

    Scarlett in the garden

    Two year old Scarlett uses and develops her language as she explores the under-life of the garden with her father.

    • 4 min
    Transcript -- Scarlett in the garden

    Transcript -- Scarlett in the garden

    Two year old Scarlett uses and develops her language as she explores the under-life of the garden with her father.

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    Intercultural communication difficulties

    Intercultural communication difficulties

    In a Chinese University class, a teacher uses examples from signage around the world to illustrate linguistic misunderstandings in translations into English.

    • 4 min
    Transcript -- Intercultural communication difficulties

    Transcript -- Intercultural communication difficulties

    In a Chinese University class, a teacher uses examples from signage around the world to illustrate linguistic misunderstandings in translations into English.

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    Multimodal learning

    Multimodal learning

    This video demonstrates multimodal analysis of classroom learning.

    • 9 min
    Transcript -- Multimodal learning

    Transcript -- Multimodal learning

    This video demonstrates multimodal analysis of classroom learning.

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