The Chinese University of Hong Kong


Dr. Leticia Vicente-Rasoamalala is a Spanish lecturer at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She received her B.A. in English Philology, B.A. in French Philology, and Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from the Universitat de Barcelona, Spain; Postgraduate Diploma in Translation (Dual Translator: Spanish-English and French-English) from University of Bristol, United Kingdom. She also holds a B.A. in Modern Letters from the Université Paul Valéry-Montpellier III, France. She was Visiting Associate Professor of Spanish at Aichi Prefectural University, Japan, and AECID Visiting Lecturer of Spanish at the University of Cheikh Anta Diop in Dakar, Senegal. She also taught foreign languages at high schools in Spain and France. She was a researcher at the CLiC-the Language and Computation Center of the Universitat de Barcelona in Spain, and is currently a member of the research group COLE ALLENCAM of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain.


Sponsored Presentation Reimagining learning communities online more

Sat, Jun 5, 16:15-17:30 Asia/Tokyo

Connecting with the theme of the last year of emergency remote teaching, presenters explore the development of language learning communities during online classes. In the spring of 2020, we were all suddenly faced with the obstacle of bringing our institutions of learning to a fully online environment. This undoubtedly challenged the way we interacted, worked, and learned. How did learners and teachers first respond to the emergency? What problems and questions were encountered? How did learning evolve into a “new normal”? What aspects of this new normal will affect the ways the community will return to classroom learning? In this Learner Development SIG Forum at JALTCALL 2021, we will hear both teacher and student narratives into the social constructs that developed with online learning. Digital presentations will explore the evolution of communities in synchronous online learning platforms. In addition, the attitudes of learners and teachers to both their devices, learning management systems, and even particular game-based learning applications will be discussed. Presenters and participants will have time to share both the rewards and barriers that they encountered in this period of online teaching. We will also explore how these experiences could challenge future directions to learning and learner development. For detailed abstracts for the individual presenters, please visit the Learner Development SIG Forums page at https://ld-sig.org/ld-sig-forums/.

Blair Barr Leticia VICENTE RASOAMALALA Martin Mullen Satoko Watkins Dominique Vola Ambinintsoa Razafindratsimba Gareth Barnes Lee Arnold Yuta Sato