The e-lang Project: Towards a Socio-Interactional Approach for Language Teaching and Learning

  • Catherine Jeanneau University of Limerick
  • Christian Ollivier Université de La Réunion
Keywords: Language Learning and Teaching, Social Interaction, Tasks, e-lang Project, Digital Literacy


In this theoretical paper, we present an innovative pedagogical approach to language learning and teaching. This approach is based on a dialogical conception of communication and the principle that any human action and communication is determined by the social interactions within which it takes place. On the strength of this approach, we propose an extension of the usual typology of tasks in order to include what we call real-world tasks. The characteristics of this new type of tasks are then specified. Finally, we give a concrete example of a real-world task.