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Utilizing Memes with L2 Learners in FYW: Cultivating Explorations in Language and Popular Culture

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This presentation describes the use of a culturally-embedded phenomenon, the Internet meme, with L2 learners in FYW. The presenter addresses challenges that contextually-laden memes present to L2 learners and discusses opportunities for greater linguistic and cultural understanding. Attendees will leave with ideas to implement their own meme project in FYW as well as tips for working through popular culture references.

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Apr 7th, 1:00 PM Apr 7th, 1:50 PM

Utilizing Memes with L2 Learners in FYW: Cultivating Explorations in Language and Popular Culture

Room 204

This presentation describes the use of a culturally-embedded phenomenon, the Internet meme, with L2 learners in FYW. The presenter addresses challenges that contextually-laden memes present to L2 learners and discusses opportunities for greater linguistic and cultural understanding. Attendees will leave with ideas to implement their own meme project in FYW as well as tips for working through popular culture references.