Tandem learning at the University of Sheffield

Lewis, Timothy and Walker, L (2003). Tandem learning at the University of Sheffield. In: ed. Autonomous language learning in tandem. Sheffield: Academy Electronic Publications, pp. 7–11.

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Of all UK universities, Sheffield is most closely associated with the concept of tandem learning. It is here that the earliest attempts were made systematically to introduce the learning of languages in tandem, both face-to-face and by email, into the undergraduate curriculum. Throughout the 1990s, the University's Modern Languages Teaching Centre was a key player in three large-scale EU-funded projects, aimed at exploring and developing tandem learning on Europe wide basis, using various forms of computer-mediated communication (asynchronous email, computer conferencing and videoconferencing). The present volume is one culmination of these projects.

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