Method, Curriculum and Assessment for Successful Virtual Dual Immersion


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The innovation and popularity of new social software tools make global learning partnerships via CMC an effective complement to our language curriculum. Virtual dual immersion via SCMC can accelerate acquisition, increase oral proficiency, motivate learners, and facilitate authentic intercultural exploration. Colleen will discuss the benefits and challenges to developing a virtual immersion program as an integral part of language course curriculum department-wide. Method, Structure, Curriculum, Assessment and Evaluation will be the core components of discussion. Colleen will highlight how efficient and effective acquisition comes from placing learner and educator objectives at the forefront of methodology everyday.

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