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B-Tandem: A Cross-Cultural Blogging Model for Language Learning

PAC @ FEELTA 2012 “Learning Languages – Building Communities”, Far Eastern Federal University, Vladivostok, Russia

November 4, 10:10

Presentation summary:

This presentation will discuss a six-year international blogging project, centering on interaction between Japanese language learners in the USA and English language learners in Japan. Students on both ends compose blog content in their target language, while commenting on the content of their international peers using their native language.
Attendees will take away an understanding of the pedagogical purpose and goals of the project, as well as a framework for setting up similar programs.