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Special Issue Commentary: Multilateral online exchanges for language and culture learning

Lewis, Timothy; Chanier, Thierry and Youngs , Bonnie (2011). Special Issue Commentary: Multilateral online exchanges for language and culture learning. Language Learning & Technology, 15(1) pp. 3–9.

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Abstract

Language Learning & Technology vol. 15, no. 1 gathers five studies dealing with the use of telecollaborative exchanges for learning languages and cultures. Three of the studies (by Vinagre and Munoz, Bower and Kawaguchi and Kabata and Edasawa) deal primarily with second language learning and focus on error correction and the negotiation of meaning. A fourth (by Yang) explores notions of shared online space. The fifth (by Stickler and Emke) discusses the development by adult learners of intercultural maturity, in the course of a multilateral exchange.
The editorial commentary, written by myself and two co-editors, deals with the roles of teacher, learners and technology, as well as the issue of language use, in multilateral online exchanges.


Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2011 The Authors
ISSN: 1094-3501
Extra Information: Special Issue on Multilateral Online Exchanges for Language and Culture Learning
Keywords: telecollaboration; second language learning; intercultural learning
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Languages
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 26553
Depositing User: Timothy Lewis
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2011 11:17
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2012 04:40
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/26553
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