Media-Assisted Foreign Language Learning—Concepts and Functions

  • Torben Schmidt
  • Thomas Strasser


Whether media for entertainment, communication or distribution, analogue or digital learning materials, textbooks and digital multimedia that accompany textbooks or textbook-independent educational applications (apps) for smartphones—materials and media are an essential part of a contemporary communicative foreign language classroom.


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Further reading

  1. Burston, Jack (2015): »Twenty Years of MALL Project Implementation. A Metaanalysis of Learning Outcomes«. In: ReCALL 27/1, 4–20.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Funk, Hermann 2016: »Lehr-/Lernmaterialien und Medien im Überblick«. In: Burwitz-Melzer, Eva/Mehlhorn, Grit/Riemer, Claudia/Bausch, Karl-Richard/Krumm, Hans-Jürgen (eds.): Handbuch Fremdsprachenunterricht [1989]. Tübingen, 625–631.Google Scholar
  3. Rosswell, Jennifer/Walsh, Maureen (2011): »Rethinking Literacy Education in New Times. Multimodality, Multiliteracies, & New Literacies«, (15.11.2017).
  4. Stanley, Graham (2013): Language Learning with Technology. Ideas for Integrating Technology in the Language Classroom. Cambridge.Google Scholar
  5. Stockwell, Glenn (2016): »Mobile Language Learning«. In: Farr, Fiona/Murray, Liam (eds.): The Routledge Handbook of Language Learning and Technology. New York, 296–307.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Torben Schmidt
    • 1
  • Thomas Strasser
    • 2
  1. 1.Leuphana University of LüneburgLüneburgGermany
  2. 2.University College of Teacher Education ViennaViennaAustria

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