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ID : 504
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Title : A new standard for communicative English teaching – the case for incorporating Virtual Exchange
Type : Keynote (50 minutes)
Category : Keynote speech
Abstract : The U.S. and E.U. governments now use the term “Virtual Exchange” (VE) to describe a situation where students in one class interact, under the guidance of their teachers, with students in other classes in geographically distant areas – usually foreign countries. VE has a relatively short history within English language teaching but is becoming more popular with a number of countries promoting it at national levels. Excellent examples of how it is being implemented around the world will be covered in this plenary. From these, research showing various outcomes has been forthcoming showing its benefits and how to overcome some of its shortcomings. However, what is clear is that students very quickly understand that through VE they have a clear and present necessity to use the language they are studying to learn with and about students in other countries. This in itself is a strong case for incorporating VE into all language classes but particularly communication classes. The presentation will conclude by offering participants a number of ways in which they can easily employ VE into their classes.
Keywords : Virtual Exchange
Conference theme : Using the Internet for cultural exchange
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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 : Saturday, 13 July 2019, 5:55 PM [JST]
Date modified : Saturday, 13 July 2019, 5:55 PM [JST]
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Submission status : Accepted
Schedule number : 319-K
Schedule day : Aug 10th (Sat)
Schedule time : 10: 55 - 11: 45
Schedule duration : 50 mins
Schedule room name : Hall A
Schedule room seats : 300 seats
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