This volume explores the "intercultural perspective" on foreign language education. From this viewpoint, the focus of language learning is redefined in terms of intercultural rather than communicative competence. Internet-mediation is a praxiological reflex of this conceptual shift in that it affords the embedding of foreign language learning and instruction in the sociocultural and sociopolitical contexts of language use and development in the form of classroom-based intercultural collaborations between internationally dispersed representatives of the languacultures under study. The contributions to the volume examine the pedagogy, processes, and outcomes of NS-NNS Internet-mediated language and culture learning partnerships in French, German, Spanish, EFL, and Russian from a variety of theoretical and methodological perspectives, including model learning, reflective practice, learner corpus analysis, cultural studies, ethnography, interactionism, and critical theory. Internet-mediated Intercultural Foreign Language Education represents the 2005 volume of the annual series Issues in Language Program Direction sponsored by the American Association of University Supervisors and Coordinators of Foreign Language Programs under the editorship of Sally Magnan.
Table of Contents
PART I: THE PEDAGOGY OF INTERNET-MEDIATED INTERCULTURAL FOREIGN LANGUAGE EDUCATION.
1. Steven L. Thorne: Pedagogical and Praxiological Lessons from Internet-Mediated Intercultural Foreign Language Education Research.
2. Beth Bauer, Lynne deBenedette, Gilberte Furstenberg, Sabine Levet and Shoggy Waryn: Internet-Mediated Intercultural Foreign Language Education: The Cultura Project.
3. Andreas Müller-Hartmann: Learning How to Teach Intercultural Communicative Competence via Telecollaboration: A Model for Language Teacher Education.
PART II: RESEARCH ON INTERNET-MEDIATED INTERCULTURAL FOREIGN LANGUAGE EDUCATION.
1. Robert O'Dowd: The Use of Videoconferencing and E-mail as Mediators of Intercultural Student Ethnography.
2. Paola E. Dussias: Morphological Development in Spanish-American Telecollaboration.
3. Lina Lee: A Study of Native and Nonnative Speakers' Feedback and Responses in Spanish-American Networked Collaborative Interaction.
PART III: NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN INTERNET-MEDIATED INTERCULTURAL FOREIGN LANGUAGE EDUCATION.
1. Jeffrey Schneider and Silke von der Emde: Conflicts in Cyberspace: From Communication Breakdown to Intercultural Dialogue in Online Collaborations.
2. Julie A. Belz: At the Intersection of Telecollaboration and Learner Corpus Analysis: Considerations for Language Program Direction.
3. Robert Train. Epilogue: A Critical Look at Technologies and Ideologies in Internet-Mediated Intercultural Foreign Language Education.