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Uzum, Baburhan; Yazan, Bedrettin; Avineri, Netta; Akayoglu, Sedat – International Journal of Multicultural Education, 2019
The study reports on a telecollaboration exchange between two teacher education classes in the United States and Turkey. In synchronous and asynchronous conversations, preservice teachers (PTs) engaged in social justice issues and made discourse choices that captured culture(s) and communities as diverse or essentialized. These choices were…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Foreign Countries, Multicultural Education, Social Justice
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Lenkaitis, Chesla Ann; Calo, Stephanie; Venegas Escobar, Salvador – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2019
This study qualitatively investigated students from a Mexican university and a U.S. university and how their intercultural competence (IC), the ability to appropriately and effectively communicate with others from countries and cultures other than one's own, was affected by a five-week telecollaborative exchange. To examine the ways in which…
Descriptors: Videoconferencing, Intercultural Communication, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Hsu, Shih-Yin; Beasley, Robert E. – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
Learners in an English as a foreign language (EFL) context seldom have the opportunity to interact with people from other cultures and experience intercultural communication in English to foster their intercultural competence (IC), whether inside or outside of the classroom. In an effort to create a brand new opportunity to boost target language…
Descriptors: Electronic Mail, Synchronous Communication, Computer Mediated Communication, Student Attitudes
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Lenkaitis, Chesla Ann – Research-publishing.net, 2019
Due to competing demands of university students, short-term study abroad trips are on the rise (Lewis & Niesenbaum, 2005; NAFSA, 2003, 2019). The present study is the only study that has explored a trip of less than one week and the ways in which L2 participants have developed their intercultural competence daily. Like in Allen (2010), this…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, College Students, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Dugartsyrenova, Vera Arkadyevna; Sardegna, Veronica Gabriela – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
This article explores learners' uses and opinions regarding the design and implementation of an approach for developing intercultural knowledge and skills via an online voice-based telecollaboration tool. The participants were 14 pre-service teachers taking an intercultural course for English teachers at a Russian university. For three weeks, they…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Intercultural Communication, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Knysh, Alexander; Matochkina, Anna; Ulanova, Daria; Meechan, Philomena; Austin, Todd – Research-publishing.net, 2019
The authors discuss results from two co-taught courses in Islamic studies shared as a virtual exchange between the University of Michigan (U-M), USA, and Saint Petersburg State University (SPbU), Russia. These courses were shared with the intent of expanding the range of perspectives to which the students were exposed and to provide an opportunity…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, World Views, International Educational Exchange, Cultural Awareness