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
- Models of telecollaboration
- Telecollaboration for language learning
- How to implement telecollaboration exchanges to promote student intercultural competence