ClipFlair, Audiovisual Translation and Computer Assisted Language Learning: beyond the four-walled classroom
Ros Abaurrea, Alejandro
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The purpose of this thesis is to present ClipFlair, a European-funded project aimed at providing a user-friendly, easily accessible online platform to learn foreign languages through captioning and revoicing activities. In order to understand why it was necessary to create a platform like ClipFlair, the thesis will also introduce a theoretical review of the role of translation in the foreign language classroom, gauging ClipFlair against the main theories and contributions on the field. The focus will be on the research fields with which ClipFlair is related: a) translation in language teaching (TILT); b) audiovisual translation (AVT) and the use of captioning and revoicing as a passive and active foreign language learning practice; and d) computer assisted language learning (CALL), since ClipFlair is a CALL pedagogical environment.