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The Case for Tandem Learning

Lewis, Timothy (2003). The Case for Tandem Learning. In: Lewis, Timothy and Walker, Lesley eds. Autonomous language learning in Tandem. Sheffield, UK: Academy Electronic Publications, pp. 13–25.

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Abstract

This publication marks roughly a decade of systematic attempts to incorporate tandem learning - both face-to-face and by email into the language curricula of a consortium of European universities. The initial stimulus for this was provided by two large-scale projects. Underlying them was the awareness that the Internet had demolished the barriers constituted by geographical distance and was making possible forms of partnership-based learning hitherto only feasible where different language communities lived side-by-side, or where one set of learners was able or obliged to travel to the homeland of the other.

Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 0-9541589-2-X, 978-0-9541589-2-7
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Languages
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 746
Depositing User: Users 12 not found.
Date Deposited: 23 May 2006
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 19:44
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/746
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