Our joint case study on the globally connected language classroom was recently published in the online journal “Transformations” on the Academic Commons website.
Summary: The language classroom is a most fruitful place for intercultural, global learning. Digital technologies allow us to make intercultural connections like never before and in the process language-learning benefits from real communication about real issues. Connecting two language courses globally requires overcoming many obstacles and challenges (time difference, collaboration, technology, funding, resources, etc.) but a strong belief that the benefits outweigh the costs serves as a constant source for pushing on.
We look forward to comments from colleagues and students alike!
A special Dankeschön! to our students in German at Denison and AUBG for your engagement and enthusiasm in this teaching and learning project!