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A Working Model for Intercultural Learning and Engagement in Collaborative Online Language Learning Environments
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Intercultural Education Volume 24, Number 4, ISSN 1467-5986

Abstract

Given the emerging focus on the intercultural dimension in language teaching and learning, language educators have been exploring the use of information and communications technology ICT-mediated language learning environments to link learners in intercultural language learning communities around the globe. Despite the potential promise of ICT-mediated learning, research has identified a number of challenges including inadequate pedagogy that limit intercultural and language learning in these online intercultural collaborations. This article will review these challenges and will outline a three-part working model to guide the integration of online intercultural collaboration into classroom language teaching. This emerging framework is developed around the need to engage learners in the planning and preparation of these collaborations, to build identity investment and sense of community in these projects and to actively work with intercultural content and rich points to deepen intercultural language learning processes.

Citation

Lawrence, G. (2013). A Working Model for Intercultural Learning and Engagement in Collaborative Online Language Learning Environments. Intercultural Education, 24(4), 303-314. Retrieved December 4, 2021 from .

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