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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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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