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CaseStudy002Phase1Step3CategorizeResourceElements

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Language Learning: French autoethnography


[Study Home]  [Study Phase One]  [Study Phase Two]  [Study Phase Three]

[1.1] [1.2] [1.3] [1.4] [1.5] [1.6] [1.7]


 

1.3 Categorise Resource Elements

 

Here, we draw on a specific set of the data as framed by the Focus of Attention from step 1.2. 

 

The data used are as follows: learner's blog, diary, browser bookmarks, search history, photos, plus output from previous iterations. In the example below is the output from an early iteration of Phase 1.

Phase 1, Step 3

Early Iteration: Categorizing Resource Elements as at 26 April 2010-08-20

 

Items underlined appear in more than one category.

 

Resources categorized as filters have been removed for this iteration in order to drill down and prune the list of possible resources.

 

Knowledge and Skills;

People and Tools;

Environment;

The French Language Syntax: Grammar and rules (verb conjugations: present tense, future and imperfect).

The French Language Semantics:  Vocabulary (French numbers, dates, times of day);

The French Language Living/Communicative Language power and usage: the living evolving language; Skills: (Listening, Comprehension, Reading, Speech,);

 

Shared Language/Words English/French; Franglaise;

Paper (text and images): Books/book sections: language learning specific: created by others: (dictionary; language course books; other learning materials provided by teacher;)

Books/book sections: Non language learning specific: created by others: (novel in French);

Papers/charts: language learning specific: created by learner: (Language materials made by Learner: Verb Conjugations: Useful phrases/handles; Aide memoirs: notes I stick round the house, My top ten learning points; Notebooks;)

Articles in French Newspapers and magazines;

Shopping/Travel: information leaflets e.g. about Notre Dame de la Garde, timetables and route maps;

Equipment: menus and wine lists; packaging, labels and instructions.

French TV: news; Tele matin; advertisements; game shows;

Video/Film: Films with subtitles (Fr:Eng; Eng:Fr) – DVDs; YouTube; Cinema; French language adverts;  

Audio, French language not language learning specific: Radio; Audio Books; Music & Song: overheard conversations in my proximity; Phone messages; French language - language learning specific (Audio CD course; Listening exercise;) 

Digital Technology: Emails in French; Emails about French;

Applications: diary (with reminders of verbs and vocabulary that I attach to my digital diary with a timed alert;) iphoto; audio memo,  Wikipedia, Skype, Google search; Google translate; Google maps; iphone; Laptop; iTunes; Internet; WWW search, browser, www pages; Google local; websites (bookmarks/history); Blog created by learner (posts, pages, the production of); Blog comments; CD player;

People (known to me, not known to me, physically present, not physically present):

Staff in shops and cafes etc.; Fellow passengers/customers/walkers; landlady; landlady’s husband; Family members; Personalities e.g. on TV; other students; language class teacher; Michel Thomas (audio course); Blog comment writers; Colleagues;; people who comment on blog; people who email;

Food; Drink; other purchases; Equipment: cutlery and crockery in restaurants; Money; Torch; Candles;

Transport: (Bicycle; Taxi; Bus;)

Games and Leisure: Football: Horses and Tote; Riddles;

Historical artefacts: objects at L'atelier du peintre Cézanne: original sketches as well as seeing his palette and raincoat; objects at Notre Dame de la Garde

FRANCE:

Shops, Restaurants, Cafés; – the products, signage and physical environment (French language text)

Living Accommodation the rented apartment with its views, garden, furnishings etc.; My landlady’s apartment;  

Language school – the fabric, signage, building and its facilities etc.; Language lessons -  physical space in class, navigation space between furniture, the furniture, whiteboard etc. Travel to and within France: the transport fabric with signage; the stations, airports and bus stops with signage and facilities (French language text);

Landmarks, Historical sites

and scenery, as seen from accommodation/ when walking/ when traveling inc text - notices and road signs in French;

Weather

UNITED KINGDOM:

Shops, Restaurants, Cafés; – the products, signage and physical environment (English Language text)

Living Accommodation house and its environs

Work: office, meeting rooms etc. 

Travel to and within England: the transport fabric with signage; the stations, airports and bus stops with signage and facilities (English Language text);

Landmarks and scenery, as seen from accommodation/ when walking/ when traveling inc text - notices and road signs in French;

Weather

 

 

 

 

 

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