Enhancing Cultural and Linguistic Connections with Technology, Both at Home and Abroad
In this three-part session, we’ll examine how technology helps foreign language educators foster translingual and transcultural competence among students at their home institutions and abroad. First, we’ll focus on encouraging interaction between students and host families while abroad, using prompts and conversation questions at different stages. In part two, we’ll showcase a project featuring a blog for students to share observations, comments, and photos, plus a set of questions for periodic interviews with locals. Finally, we’ll highlight a four-week language exchange program between students in an advanced Spanish grammar class on a home campus and students at the Universidad de las Américas in Ecuador.
Ame Cividanes, Yale University
Pilar Asensio, Yale University; Terry Seymour, Yale University