Coventry-Nagasaki Telecollaboration for Language and Intercultural Exchange

Coventry-Nagasaki Telecollaboration for Language and Intercultural Exchange

Languages

Japan / United Kingdom

Overview

Coventry University (CU) students on the post beginner’s Japanese Add+Vantage module and Nagasaki International University (NIU) students who are studying English on a Global Tourism Course have been communicating asynchronously using video message and the online Forum. The aim of the Online International Learning (OIL) project is to develop the communicative competence of both groups of students and to build relationships between them.

The students demonstrate Reciprocity, learning from each other through give and take. They demonstrate Sociocultural Learning, in what they absorbed from the social activities in context, and they develop as Autonomous Learners, and are able to identify and elicit the help they need

They also develop their relationship and share their interests within the virtual community, Some tried to establish their interest by taking their own initiatives such as uploading Youtube video on a post.

Learning outcomes

Some of the main intercultural international learning outcomes are as follow:

  • Virtual language practice with native speakers
  • Appreciation of the importance of responsible learning and awareness of its influence on their partners
  • Ability to create resources to interact with their partners
  • Ability to undertake their learning independently outside of the classroom with their partners

 Feedback on the project was positive as students found it beneficial in both language learning and developing relationships with native speakers in Japan, and it was the same for NIU students.

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