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'So they're actually real?' Integrating e-tandem learning into the study of Language for International Business
Bruen, Jennifer; Sudhershan, Aleksandra
Tandem learning involves learners with complementary target and native languages communicating for the purpose of learning each other’s languages and cultures. Studies indicate that it can function as a powerful complement to formal language learning classes with regard to the development of both language proficiency and cultural intelligence. This paper reports on an intervention designed to create a basis for integration of tandem learning into language modules for undergraduate students of international business. The exercise involved 32 students from higher education institutions in Ireland and Austria who completed letters of application and Curriculum Vitae in their target languages and engaged in peer review with one another. This paper describes this process in more detail, discussing learning outcomes, successes and obstacles, and outlining plans for enhancement.
Keyword(s): Teaching; German language; Language; e-tandem learning
Publication Date:
2015
Type: Journal article
Peer-Reviewed: Yes
Language(s): English
Institution: Dublin City University
Citation(s): Bruen, Jennifer and Sudhershan, Aleksandra (2015) 'So they're actually real?' Integrating e-tandem learning into the study of Language for International Business. Journal of Teaching in International Business, 26 (2). pp. 81-93. ISSN 0897-5930
Publisher(s): Haworth Press
File Format(s): application/msword
Related Link(s): http://doras.dcu.ie/20775/1/E-tandem_learning_International_Business_.docx
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