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ID : 296
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Title : Incorporating Virtual Exchange into the English Communication Classroom
Type : Paper (25 minutes)
Category : Individual session
Abstract :

Virtual Exchange (VE) has quickly become an integral part of the modern language classroom. The U.S. and E.U. governments use the term to describe class to class interaction that occurs between geographically distant schools. These are generally in different countries. Students can use the language they are studying to interact with those in other countries thereby learning about other cultures whilst using the language in real-world communicative events. However, it would be a grave mistake to believe that you can simply put your students into a VE and all will be fine. For VE to be effective it is essential the teacher incorporate VE throughout their syllabi and curriculum. From simple classroom activities to final assessment, this presentation will outline a number of ways in which VE can be used to ensure the modern language classroom becomes a place where students understand the language they are learning is a tool for international communication and use it correspondingly.

Keywords : Virtual Exchange, curriculum design, Language learning
Conference theme : Application of technology to the language classroom
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Main presenter : Eric Hagley
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Affiliation : Muroran Institute of Technology (Muroran, Japan)
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Biography :

Eric Hagley is an associate professor at Muroran Institute of Technology in the north of Japan. He created the International Virtual Exchange Project (IVEProject) which has had over 15,000 students from 14 countries participating in Virtual Exchange (VE) over the last 4 years. The IVEProject continues to expand and is one of many VE that are changing the way communicative language teaching is being taught. He has written and presented on VE extensively. He is the co-chair and president of the Asia Pacific Virtual Exchange Association (APVEA) and was vice-president of PacCALL from 2009 to 2018. He is also head of the Quiz Quality Assurance Project for MoodleReader (mReader).

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Date added : Thursday, 10 January 2019, 10:12 AM [JST]
Date modified : Thursday, 10 January 2019, 10:17 AM [JST]
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Submission status : Accepted
Schedule number : 328-P
Schedule day : Aug 10th (Sat)
Schedule time : 12: 30 - 12: 55
Schedule duration : 25 mins
Schedule room name : B102
Schedule room seats : 40 seats
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