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11060 smithshestakovfences 2

  1. 1. Fences and Fatalism: Developing InterculturalCommunicative Competence in a Digital AgePete Smith and Konstantin ShestakovTCC 2011 Worldwide Online ConferenceArlington, Texas & Omsk, RussiaApril, 2011
  2. 2. VLS Beginning Russian: Schedule Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Fridaycommunicative language communicative interactive communicative language learning language language language practice: strategies: practice: seminar: practice: 4 students & 12 students 4 students & 12 students 4 students &native speaker & faculty mentor native speaker & professor native speaker
  3. 3. Virtual Language Studies Beginning Russian Cultural Blog:Tues class: Russian for thebecoming a Syllabus Internet Age reflectivenetworked learner MWF: classes with native Thurs: speaker faculty seminar
  4. 4. VLS Beginning Russian: Russia And Russian Today
  5. 5. Drake University Virtual Language Studies
  6. 6. Communicating Abroad Project
  7. 7. VLS Beginning Russian: Communicating Abroad Project 9
  8. 8. VLS Beginning Russian: Communicating Abroad Project 10
  9. 9. Cultural Theme: Uncertainty Avoidance
  10. 10. Plan: Communicating Abroad Project 12
  11. 11. Questionnaire: “Power Distance” 13
  12. 12. Questionnaire: “Power Distance” 14
  13. 13. Participant Email Exchange 15
  14. 14. Student Chat 16
  15. 15. Student-Prepared Slides Support Interaction
  16. 16. Student-Prepared Slides (con’t.)
  17. 17. Video Presentation in Student Exchange
  18. 18. VLS-Omsk Law“Communicating Abroad Project”
  19. 19. Student Reports 21
  20. 20. Compensating Strategies in Virtual Exchanges 22
  21. 21. Causes of Communication Breakdown 23
  22. 22. Strategies for Language Learners to Co-Create Meaning 24
  23. 23. Student Attitudes 25
  24. 24. U.S. ContactPete SmithUniversity of Texas—Arlingtonpsmith@uta.eduRussia ContactKonstantin ShestakovOmsk Law Universitykonstantin73@yandex.ru

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