Class, heart, body in the time of Covid or how to maintain social links during lockdown

Catherine David and Marion Tellier (LPL/AMU) have just published an article in the latest issue of the journal Les Langues Modernes which proposes feedback and solutions for language teaching in times of lockdown.

Catherine David, Marion Tellier. Cours, coeur, corps au temps du Covid ou comment maintenir le lien à distance. Les Langues Modernes, Association des professeurs de langues vivantes (APLV), 2021, Confinement et enseignement-apprentissage des langues - 1. Confinement et langues : choc collectif et solutions, 4 (1). ⟨hal-03693203⟩

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Because of Covid-19 we were confined behind our screens which resulted in disrupting the dynamics and class atmosphere. Despite or thanks to the distance, we have worked to maintain the previously created link. This article relates an experience with multilingual students in FFL courses at the University of Aix-Marseille during the lockdown period of spring 2020. It questions the use of multimodal resources to maintain interactive contact, enrich exchanges and stimulate the pleasure of learning together. It is structured in three parts : 1) planning online lessons, 2) maintaining group dynamics and 3) the place of the body and sensations in online class.


Credits: Visioconférence photo créé par DCStudio -


Should we whisper to avoid transmitting SARS-CoV-2?

Update July 27: 

The study on which the recent interview with Antoine Giovanni (LPL / AP-HM Marseille) on (June 2020) is based has just been published in the journal "European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology":

Giovanni, A., Radulesco, T., Bouchet, G. et al. Transmission of droplet-conveyed infectious agents such as SARS-CoV-2 by speech and vocal exercises during speech therapy: preliminary experiment concerning airflow velocity. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol (2020).



Antoine Giovanni, university professor and ENT hospital practitioner attached to the Speech and Language Laboratory (LPL) and the Conception Hospital Marseille, answered questions on about the potential for speech transmission of infectious molecules, such as Covid-19.

>> Link to the interview

The scientific study on which this interview is based has been accepted for publication in the journal "European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology", and will be shortly available.

Image credits: Extract from the video showing the visualization of air flow during strong expiration and in the production of speech (A. Giovanni)