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Hirotani, Maki; Fujii, Kiyomi – Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education, 2019
Telecollaboration has been considered to have great potential for the development of L2 learners' intercultural communicative competence (ICC), so an examination of what benefits L2 learners receive through telecollaboration is necessary. Also, L2 learners' use of culturally specific expressions, such as proverbs, has not been adequately…
Descriptors: Native Speakers, Proverbs, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Fujii, Kiyomi; Hirotani, Maki – Research-publishing.net, 2015
Technological development offers language teachers a myriad of options for collaborative activities. Learners, in turn, benefit from increased opportunities to interact with people who can speak their target language. Research has previously highlighted the importance of developing learners' intercultural competence through such activities. The…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Intercultural Programs, Intercultural Communication, English (Second Language)
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Hirotani, Maki; Fujii, Kiyomi – Research-publishing.net, 2015
Many studies on intercultural communication introduced how their collaborative projects were conducted. There are also several studies that discuss how intercultural collaborative activities can be integrated into a foreign language curriculum, as well as a big project (the INTENT project) that helps teachers integrate collaborative activities…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Cultural Awareness, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction