Connecting language learners through telecollaboration

Telecollaboration gives learners opportunities to advance their language skills and intercultural competence through meaningful communication with native speakers or other learners of the language they are studying. This presentation showcases successful telecollaboration projects at different language levels and outlines the steps for setting up an exchange. We will discuss how to design effective tasks and how to adapt them for different proficiency levels, how to find partners and deal with time zones. Lastly, we will take a look at how students perceive different types of exchanges and what their preferences for telecollaboration are.

Presenter: Dr. Theresa Schenker serves as Language Program Director, DUS and Senior Lector II of German at Yale University. She received her PhD in German Studies from Michigan State University. Her research focuses on computer-assisted language learning and intercultural competence as well as study abroad. Her secondary research interests include the Afro-German experience. Dr. Schenker currently serves as software review editor for the CALICO journal and as co-editor of Die Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German.

  • Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2022
  • Time: 12:00pm PT / 1:00pm MT / 2:00pm CT / 3:00pm ET
  • Webinar Duration – 1 hour

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