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Saturday, March 17 • 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Teletandem Brasil: online telecollaboration for language learning and cultural exchange

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I help you learn my language and you help me learn yours. That is the idea behind telecollaboration through videoconferencing tools, such as Skype, in the Teletandem Brasil Project (http://www.teletandembrasil.org) from São Paulo State University (UNESP). During a one-hour session, each participant in the partnership teaches his or her own language (or language in which he or she is proficient in) to the other - being half of the time dedicated to each language in the partnership. In this way, within an autonomous, reciprocal and collaborative learning context for virtual exchange, partners also reflect about their own learning focusing upon language, culture, form, lexicon and on the processes of Teletandem interactions. We intend to present an overview of the Teletandem Project at São Paulo State University (UNESP), and describe the way it has been working in our campus since 2012 with partnerships with universities in the USA, Italy, France, Germany, Colombia, and our aims to establish new partnerships. We also intend to present some research results on the use of teletandem in relation to intercultural learning and teacher education.


Ana Cristina Biondo Salomão

Assistant Professor, Other/Non-SUNY
Ana Cristina Biondo Salom holds a PhD in Applied Linguistics from São Paulo State University. She is currently a professor in the department of Modern Languages at UNESP - campus of Araraquara. She is the coordinator of the Teletandem Project in her campus, and presently in charge... Read More →

Saturday March 17, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
Room 9 FIT Conference Center

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