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ERIC Number: EJ1177703
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1642-1027
Acquisition of Language and Intercultural Competences in Tourism and Hospitality Studies through Active Experimentation in Second Life
García, Mercedes Rico; da Silva, Paula Ferreira
Teaching English with Technology, v18 n2 p69-92 2018
Living in a global world involves not only mastering languages, but also dealing with different habits and values. It becomes critical with students trained to deal with a multicultural public, such as the group of learners from tourism covered by our research. Our proposal aims to analyze whether the virtual world of Second Life (SL) facilitates the development of English for Specific Purposes and the acquisition of intercultural communication. To cover the objective qualitative and quantitative research were conducted along a four-phased in/out SL instruction. Questioning about the differences between the mean score obtained by experimental and control groups shows no significant differences in the acquisition of language regarding face to face and Second Life interaction, but demonstrates a positive tendency in the case of intercultural competences.
IATEFL Poland Computer Special Interest Group / University of Nicosia / Maria Curie-Sklodowska University. Ul. J. Sowinskiego 17, 20-041 Lublin, Poland. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Spain
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