CMC and intercultural learning

Martina Möllering, Markus Ritter

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Abstract

One key theme in the area of computer-assisted language learning has been the potential of computermediated communication (CMC) for the language learning process. Here, CMC refers to communication conducted through the medium of computers connected to one another in local or global networks. It requires specific software tools and can be either synchronous (e.g., chat, audio- or videoconferencing) or asynchronous (e.g., e-mail, threaded discussion lists). This chapter explores how CMC might contribute to language learning and teaching. Starting off with an overview of the development of research in this field, a model for the analysis of successful telecollaboration procedures and processes is used for the discussion of a German-Australian exchange.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research on Computer-Enhanced Language Acquisition and Learning
EditorsFelicia Zhang, Beth Barber
Place of PublicationHershey, PA
PublisherIGI Global
Pages361-376
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9781599048956
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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