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Giannikas, Christina Nicole, Ed.; Constantinou, Elis Kakoulli, Ed.; Papadima-Sophocleous, Salomi, Ed. – Research-publishing.net, 2019
This volume gives readers insights on the use of technology in professional development programmes and content knowledge that can enrich teacher education. Every chapter of the book builds, through research, an analysis and discussion of CALL [Computer Assisted Language Learning] matters and professional development. The purpose of the EuroCALL…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Information Technology, Computer Assisted Instruction
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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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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
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Berti, Margherita – Research-publishing.net, 2019
This case study describes the development of a free-to-use online platform for storing, sharing, and accessing 360-degree Virtual Reality (VR) videos. Although in the past VR was mostly used for gaming purposes, in recent years it has become increasingly popular in numerous areas, including education. In the field of language learning, little is…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Simulation, Second Language Learning
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Fondo, Marta; Jacobetty, Pedro; Erdocia, Iker – Research-publishing.net, 2018
Videoconferences are a perfect scenario for autonomous Foreign Language (FL) and intercultural speaking practices. However, it is also a threatening context as learners communicate in an FL, often with a stranger and about personal information and experiences. That may lead to increase Foreign Language Anxiety (FLA) among participants, affecting…
Descriptors: Videoconferencing, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Anxiety
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Parks, Elinor – Research-publishing.net, 2017
This paper explores the unique contribution of content modules towards the development of criticality (Barnett, 1997) and intercultural competence (Byram, 1997) in Modern Languages (ML). It draws upon the findings of a PhD study investigating the implications of the division between language and content, as experienced by German Studies students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Modules, Intercultural Programs, Interpersonal Competence
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Organ, Alison – Research-publishing.net, 2017
This case study examines student perceptions of the experiential value of a work placement carried out as part of a languages degree programme. The data for the case study consists of a corpus of 67 reports submitted from 2011 to 2015, reflecting on placements carried out in Europe, Japan, the UK and the US. The data offers a student view of the…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Instructional Innovation, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning
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Dooly, Melinda – Research-publishing.net, 2017
Just as research in language learning is moving beyond the four walls of the classroom, there is a growing awareness that language use (and simultaneous learning) takes place in increasingly complex and interconnected ways, in particular through the use of technology. This chapter summarizes an investigation into multimodal communicative…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Communicative Competence (Languages), Student Teachers, Second Language Learning
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Goria, Cecilia, Ed.; Speicher, Oranna, Ed.; Stollhans, Sascha, Ed. – Research-publishing.net, 2016
The School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies at the University of Nottingham hosted the fifth annual conference in the "Innovative Language Teaching at University" series. Under the heading "Enhancing participation and collaboration" the conference, organised by Cecilia Goria, Oranna Speicher and Sascha Stollhans, took…
Descriptors: Instructional Innovation, Classroom Communication, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Aranha, Solange; Leone, Paola – Research-publishing.net, 2016
This contribution aims at (1) discussing the characteristics of collecting, filing and storing data to have a databank of oral interactions between university students whose main objective is the learning of a second language through teletandem; and (2) defining the steps for further collections and storage. Our data are Skype sessions of foreign…
Descriptors: Databases, Data Collection, College Students, Speech Communication
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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