Promoting Intercultural Competence by Means of Blended Learning. Application of Forum Exercises in Beginners German Language Class in Jordan

Todorova, Dessislava (2012) Promoting Intercultural Competence by Means of Blended Learning. Application of Forum Exercises in Beginners German Language Class in Jordan. In: Proceedings Cultural Attitudes Towards Communication and Technology 2012. Murdoch University, Murdoch, pp. 163-173.

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Abstract

With the help of electronic media certain conditions can be created in the teaching of foreign languages, which support a learner-oriented approach in the sense of a moderate constructivistic didactic. This paper aims to show, with the help of a practical example, how forum exercises implement a Western understanding of modern foreign language teaching in a country in the Middle East. Therefore a blended learning model was created, whose application was evaluated by the users. This paper exemplarily presents the application of forum exercises as an accompaniment to face-to-face classes and their potential for an intercultural language course. The term “culture” appears in this context on two levels: (a) as content, and (b) as a feature of the learner’s disposition. Additionally the results of the evaluation of this blended learning form will be presented.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Cultural Attitudes Towards Communication and Technology, Proceedings > CATaC Conference 2012
Depositing User: Sissi Kemp
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2012 21:13
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2012 21:13
URI: http://sammelpunkt.philo.at/id/eprint/2145

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