Telecollaboration: Language Learning Leading the Path to (Inter)Cultural Competence

Time: 1:30 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.

Location: PSU Room 308

Hybrid: Zoom link

Abstract - Telecollaboration refers to the use of online communication tools to connect geographically distant learners who share different linguistic and cultural backgrounds. Initially aimed at improving learners’ abilities in a foreign language, the benefits of telecollaborative exchanges soon proved to go beyond that, helping increase student engagement, sociolinguistic awareness, and cultural understanding. In this session, I explore the ways in which telecollaboration contributes to developing the (inter)cultural communicative competence of college students, and I specifically review best practices implemented by the Teletandem Project.

Key Take-Aways for Audience

  1. Models of telecollaboration
  2. Telecollaboration for language learning
  3. How to implement telecollaboration exchanges to promote student intercultural competence


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