Integrating International Video Chat into the Foreign Language Curriculum
Tasha Lewis, Holly Schneider, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore, MD, United States
IJCALLT Volume 5, Number 2, ISSN 2155-7098 Publisher: IGI Global
This article is a description of face-to-face real-time international virtual language exchanges that have been integrated into first and second year Spanish courses at the university level. The focus of this article is to explain the origins of the virtual language exchange, its implementation into the program-wide curriculum, its effect on students, and to explain in detail how a session operates. The success of the virtual language exchange program is evident based on an analysis of video captured dialogues, coordinator and facilitator observations of the program, as well as participant feedback about the experience. The content and methodology of this article are adaptable to any second/foreign language course.
Lewis, T. & Schneider, H. (2015). Integrating International Video Chat into the Foreign Language Curriculum. International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching, 5(2), 72-84. IGI Global.