Approaches and Initiatives for Navigating the Teaching and Learning of Spanish as a Foreign Language in the Context of COVID-19
Maite Villoria Nolla
This article explores the application of new technologies in foreign language learning. Particularly, it analyzes the implementation of innovative pedagogical strategies and practices, as well as the methodological approaches adopted by Spanish Majors in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures during the COVID-19 pandemic. Among these practices, the article explores strategies incorporated into the design of the courses such as the inverted class or “Flipped Classroom”, collaborative writing and online reflection, gamification, and Virtual Intercultural Exchange.
The aim is to see whether these strategies, including intercultural awareness, have improved Spanish as Foreign Language learning skills.