AAUSC 2005: Internet-mediated Intercultural Foreign Language Education / Edition 1

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Overview

Learn languages directly from the people who live in those cultures! AAUSC 2005: INTERNET-MEDIATED INTERCULTURAL FOREIGN LANGUAGE EDUCATION lets you correspond over the Internet to French, German, Spanish, and Russian people just like you and learn the language at the same time. And because it's got tons of study tools built right in, this is the language textbook that helps you out on the test as well.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781413029925
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 11/17/2005
  • Series: AAUSC Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Julie A. Belz earned her Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. She is currently an Assistant Professor of German and Applied Linguistics and a Project Director at the Center for Advanced Language Proficiency Education and Research (CALPER) at Penn State University. She specializes in additional language learning and development, computer-mediated intercultural communication, interlanguage pragmatics, learner corpus analysis, discourse analysis, learner identity, language play, multilingual discourse, and literary accounts of language learning. Julie conducts networked courses between the United States and Germany and oversees the establishment of Telekorp, a bilingual corpus of computer-mediated learner language. Her research has been supported by grants from the U.S. Department of Education.

Steven L. Thorne received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. He is currently the Associate Director of the Center for Language Acquisition, Associate Director of the Center for Advanced Language Proficiency Education and Research (a National Foreign Language Resource Center), and Assistant Professor in Linguistics and Applied Language Studies at The Pennsylvania State University. His research addresses activity theory, additional language learning, and computer-mediated communication.

Sally Sieloff Magnan received her Ph.D. from Indiana University. She is a Professor of French and Director of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Language Institute. She is also Editor of the Modern Language Journal. She teaches courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels in college teaching methods, second language studies, French language, and topics in French immigration. She received the honor of Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Palmes Academiques and several teaching awards.

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Table of Contents

PART I: THE PEDAGOGY OF INTERNET-MEDIATED INTERCULTURAL FOREIGN LANGUAGE EDUCATION. 1. Steven L. Thorne: Pedagogical and Praxiological Lessons from Internet-Mediated Intercultural Foreign Language Education Research. 2. Beth Bauer, Lynne deBenedette, Gilberte Furstenberg, Sabine Levet and Shoggy Waryn: Internet-Mediated Intercultural Foreign Language Education: The Cultura Project. 3. Andreas Müller-Hartmann: Learning How to Teach Intercultural Communicative Competence via Telecollaboration: A Model for Language Teacher Education. PART II: RESEARCH ON INTERNET-MEDIATED INTERCULTURAL FOREIGN LANGUAGE EDUCATION. 1. Robert O'Dowd: The Use of Videoconferencing and E-mail as Mediators of Intercultural Student Ethnography. 2. Paola E. Dussias: Morphological Development in Spanish-American Telecollaboration. 3. Lina Lee: A Study of Native and Nonnative Speakers' Feedback and Responses in Spanish-American Networked Collaborative Interaction. PART III: NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN INTERNET-MEDIATED INTERCULTURAL FOREIGN LANGUAGE EDUCATION. 1. Jeffrey Schneider and Silke von der Emde: Conflicts in Cyberspace: From Communication Breakdown to Intercultural Dialogue in Online Collaborations. 2. Julie A. Belz: At the Intersection of Telecollaboration and Learner Corpus Analysis: Considerations for Language Program Direction. 3. Robert Train. Epilogue: A Critical Look at Technologies and Ideologies in Internet-Mediated Intercultural Foreign Language Education.

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