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Saturday, March 17 • 10:30am - 11:00am
Integrating Service Learning into COIL Projects- Research Based Project between the US and Afghanistan

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This presentation explores best practices for integrating Service Learning and COIL. In a semester-long research project, graduate students in a TESOL program of a US based university were paired with adult students from Afghanistan for virtual one on one English language tutoring sessions. Analysis of participants’ written reflections offers evidence that virtual interactions can lead to increased linguistic and intercultural competence besides the genuine connection. Grounded in examples from the graduate students’ and tutees’ experiences, the presenters will share lessons learned and suggestions for incorporating online teaching, as service learning, into any higher education courses.

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Didem Ekici

Teaching Assistant/Doctoral Candidate, University of San Francisco
Didem Ekici is a teaching assistant and doctoral student in the International and Multicultural Education program at University of San Francisco. She completed her Master’s on TESOL in Salem State University. She works as the Director of Coordination of a peacebuilding organization... Read More →

Saturday March 17, 2018 10:30am - 11:00am EDT
Room 9 FIT Conference Center