Intercultural Learning via Instant Messenger Interaction

  title={Intercultural Learning via Instant Messenger Interaction},
  author={L. Jin and T. Erben},
  journal={the CALICO Journal},
  • L. Jin, T. Erben
  • Published 2013
  • Psychology
  • the CALICO Journal
  • This paper reports on a qualitative study investigating the viability of instant messenger (IM) interaction to facilitate intercultural learning in a foreign language class. Eight students in a Chinese as a foreign language (CFL) class participated in the study. Each student was paired with a native speaker (NS) of Chinese, and each pair collaborated on eight intercultural-learning tasks over a 2-month period through IM. Data were collected through an ethnographic survey, intercultural… CONTINUE READING
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