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ID : 391
Original submission :
Title : Using Flipgrid To Enhance Intercultural Competence Among Non-English major University Students
Type : Paper (25 minutes)
Category : Individual session
Abstract :

With an aim to assessing and developing intercultural  competence (IC) in tertiary education, this research is to use FLipgrid, a type of video discussion platform to conduct a cultural exchange program among Vietnamese non-English major students with Azerbaijani and African students (from several countries of Africa). The research procedure involves having students, via 10 tasks, first answer the instructors' questions, elicit proverbs in their native languages and discuss the meanings using English as a lingua franca, then listen to at least two videos from the other two countries and reply to them. The data collection tools include questionnaire surveys as quantitative method and in-depth interview based on those of Fantini (2006) (as qualitive method) recorded in flipgrid videos as case studies to assess their enhancement in Intercultural Competence. The findings showed that students' knowledge, attitude, skills and behaviours (four main dimensions of IC) regarding other cultures' beliefs, values and practices improves significantly by the end of the program. Also, the transcriptions from the videos indicated that students had better listening skills in English resulting from having listened extensively to different accents in different countries. Additionally, they were able to articulate a complex understanding of cultural differences, which were paid more attention to than cultural similarities because they could interpret intercultural experience from the perspectives of both one's own and one's faraway peers' worldviews.

Keywords : Flipgrid, Cultural Exchange, Intercultural Competence
Conference theme : Using the Internet for cultural exchange
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Main presenter : Ms. Thi Phuong Thao MAI
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Affiliation : Danang University of Economics (Danang, Vietnam)
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Biography :

Mai Thi Phuong Thao is an English lecturer at Danang University of Economics. She received a B.A in English from Danang University of Foreign Languages, Vietnam and an M. A in Applied Linguistics for TESOL from Northumbria University, UK. Her research interests include language learners' identity, intercultural competence, ELT methodology, and telecollaboration. 

Co-presenters : Co-presenter (2) : Mr. Gunther M. WIEST (ADA University (Baku, Azerbaijan)) Co-presenter (3) : Ms. Dieu Ngoc NGUYEN (Posts and Telecommunications Institute of Technology (Hanoi, Vietnam))
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Date added : Friday, 15 March 2019, 10:02 PM [JST]
Date modified : Wednesday, 5 June 2019, 7:36 AM [JST]
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Peer review :
Submission status : Accepted
Schedule number : 304-P
Schedule day : Aug 10th (Sat)
Schedule time : 09: 00 - 09: 25
Schedule duration : 25 mins
Schedule room name : A103
Schedule room seats : 30 seats
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