Telecollaboration uses “…online communication tools to bring together language learners in different countries for the development of collaborative work and intercultural exchange” (O’Dowd & Ritter, 2006, p623). Such collaborations may also be known as Tandem Language Learning (TLL), Online Intercultural Exchange (OIE) and even Internet-mediated Intercultural Foreign Language Education (ICFLE).
In this video, Hungary-based teacher, Eva Toth, shares her experience organising an online collaborative project with her students. The project is called Let’s get down to e-business! and was set up through the e-Twinning network, the community for schools in Europe.
In Part 1, we learn how…
…online collaborative exchanges motivate students as they may be used to “connect their profession, what they are learning, English & real-life” (Eva Toth).
If anyone is interested in participating in a Telecollaboration project with students based in China, please do get in touch.
Friends outside of China, feel free to watch the video on YouTube here.
O’Dowd, R. & Ritter, M. (2006). Understanding and Working with ‘failed communication’ in telecollaborative exchanges. CALICO Journal, 23 (3), 623-642.