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      • Low intercultural skills
      • Tendency to teach culture as an appendage to language
      • Hollow knowledge of target language culture
      • Students can text, voice, or video call any computer in the world connected to Skype
      • Amazing potential for students to experience cultural exchange projects with students in partner classes also connected to Skype.
      • All text conversations automatically archived
      • Record audio and video with third party plug-ins such as Pamela (Free version limited)
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    • Computers with Internet Access and Skype™ Webcams Headsets Partner Class!!
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      • Initial Setup
      • Weekly Topics
      • Students create exchange questions
      • Skype Setup and Practice Session
      • Weekly Skype Exchange Sessions
      • Cultural Comparison notes
      • Formal Organization of Findings
      • Finding Discussion: pair or group work
      • Weekly Cycle Continues
      • Raising Cultural Consciousness
      • Meaningful Learning
      • Contextualizing Linguistic Input/Output
      • Intrinsic Motivation
      • Learner Autonomy
      • Communicative Competence
      • Integrating Language Skills
      • Provide a way for students to connect with Native Speakers outside of class when real life or virtual class language exchange is not possible.
      • Help students gain true autonomy as they participate in an online community and connect with native speakers of the target language
      • May have built in chat features or provide language learning tools, activities, and games to facilitate learning
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