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.


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Special issue dedicated to the RANACLES 2019 Congress

The journal “Mélanges du CRAPEL” has just published a thematic issue on Interactions in language (resource) centers following the 27th RANACLES Congress organized by the LPL and LERMA in 2019.

The issue was coordinated by Amélie Leconte and Marco Cappellini from LPL and by Anne Chateau and Maud Ciekanski from ATILF.

Link to the special issue (full text in French) : Mélanges Crapel - ATILF | CNRS-UL -> go to « Derniers numéros parus » (last issues)

These gestures that matter for language learning

"The Conversation" publishes a new article by Marion Tellier (LPL / AMU) which discusses here the positive effects of gestures and body techniques in the learning of foreign languages!

Link to article (in French): Ces gestes qui comptent pour l’apprentissage des langues (

Link to her last article about the role of the body in distance learning (April 2021, in French): Le corps a-t-il encore sa place dans l’enseignement à distance ? (


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New year starts under the sign of FFL didactics

Multimodality and multi-media for teaching and learning foreign languages

On January 8, the ASDIFLE Study Day will take place, co-organized by the LPL. This online day will bring together 5 speakers (Régine Llorca, Malory Leclere, Pauline Beaupoil, Nicolas Guichon and Marco Cappellini) around the theme of multimodality in the teaching and learning of foreign languages. 500 participants from 50 different countries are expected for the event which follows a professional day on the same theme, organized in Paris in January 2020.

To go further:
Contact at the LPL: Marion Tellier

Project ANR CoDyFLE accepted!

The LPL is pleased to announce that the project “Conversational Dynamics in multimodal computer-mediated communication for Foreign Language Education” (CoDyFLE) led by Marco Cappellini (LPL / AMU) as part of the ANR 2019 call “Networking European or International Scientists ”(MRSEI) was selected by the selection committee.

Among its partners, this project has the following institutions: Clermont University - Auvergne - Language Research Laboratory, Trinity College Dublin, Università del Salento, Groningen University, Universidad Autonoma Madrid, Universitad Oberta de Catalunya, Open University, Polytechnic University Hong Kong, Arizona State University, Ayni, 7-Speaking.

LPL members: Marco Cappellini (project leader), Christelle Combe, Marion Tellier and Brigitte Bigi