Interculturality, sociopragmatics, and study abroad: An online intervention
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AbstractThis presentation centers on an online course that has been designed to enhance the intercultural learning and sociopragmatic awareness of international exchange students while they are in the host country. As well as digesting readings, powerpoint presentations, and related YouTube links, the participants exchange ideas in an online forum, write reflective essays, and conduct fieldwork. Throughout the semester, guided reflection encourages them to think more deeply about their intercultural attitudes, language use, and intercultural interactions. The mentoring process prompts them to challenge their assumptions and connect their intercultural experiences to theoretical concepts. After providing an overview of the course, this presentation will highlight key findings from an evaluative case study of one of the offerings and explain the challenges and benefits of offering a course of this nature. Time will be allotted for a broader discussion of the role that intercultural interventions can play in the enhancement of sojourn learning.
All Author(s) ListJane Jackson, Sin Yu Chan
Name of ConferenceThe 6th International Conference on English, Discourse & Intercultural Communication, Part II
Start Date of Conference09/06/2017
End Date of Conference11/06/2017
Place of ConferenceUrumqi, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region
Country/Region of ConferenceChina
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
KeywordsInterculturality, sociopragmatics, study abroad, online education

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