Talking Abroad: Web-based Videoconferencing with Native Speakers

This webinar is for educators interested in integrating authentic synchronous communication with native speakers worldwide through web-based video-chat. I will start with an overview of existing research, as well as the advantages and limitations of different available platforms, both free and paid. I will then discuss a specific multi-step project in an intermediate-level Spanish course, involving four conversations with native speakers through the platform TalkAbroad. I will also present the results of a questionnaire administered at the end of the project, reflecting the students’ perceptions of the experience. Preliminary implications for best practices are drawn based on students’ responses.

  • Presenter: Florencia Henshaw, University of Illinois
  • Date: Tuesday, November 7, 2017
  • Time: 12:00pm PT / 1:00pm MT / 2:00pm CT / 3:00pm ET
  • Webinar Duration – 1 hour

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