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Engelking, Tama Lea – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2018
The development of intercultural competence and foreign language skills in study abroad and the foreign language (FL) classroom is often seen as an either/or proposition due to lack of time, training or the availability of materials in the target language. The Critical Incident method (CI) provides an example of an intercultural training tool that…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Critical Incidents Method, Foreign Countries, Intercultural Communication
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Prince, Peter – Language Teaching Research, 2013
The listening comprehension skill is frequently cited by both teachers and learners of a second language (L2) as perhaps the most difficult to deal with in any systematic way. One possible approach is to use the dictogloss task. This involves learners reconstructing a short text they have listened to. Originally developed to draw learners'…
Descriptors: Listening Comprehension, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods, Grammar
Fynn, Fohn; Wigham, Chiara R. – European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning (EUROCALL), 2011
Showcased in the courseware exhibition, "VoiceForum" is a web-based software platform for asynchronous learner interaction in threaded discussions using voice and text. A dedicated space is provided for the tutor who can give feedback on a posted message and dialogue with the participants at a separate level from the main interactional…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Courseware, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Whyte, Shona – Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 2011
Second language study in French universities includes both modern language (literary) and foreign language (communicative) approaches, although teaching is dominated by the literary strand. Traditional educational models based on the transmission of knowledge are unable to accommodate recent progress in our understanding of learning theory, which…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Language Research, Second Language Learning, French
Zumbihl, Helene – Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy (CERCLL) (NJ3), 2010
This article focuses on how to teach intercultural communicative competence to learners of English as a foreign language enrolled in a university exchange program in Europe, and help them become "intercultural speakers." The intercultural speaker can be defined as an intermediary between his or her own culture and the other's culture.…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Intercultural Programs, Exchange Programs, Foreign Countries