Integration of Videoconferencing in ESP and EAP Courses: Focus on Community of Practice Interaction.

Hana Katrnakova (Masaryk University, Czech Republic)
Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 303
EISBN13: 9781522550594|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2724-4.ch012
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Abstract

This chapter is devoted to the use of videoconferencing technology and other social media tools for creating a community of practice communication within which authentic tasks and activities in multicultural ESP and EAP classes can be carried out. It describes theoretical background for effective use of these media based on the results of INVITE project and other research in the area, it mentions the importance of international institutional cooperation and the chapter shares examples of good practice pointing at their advantages. Samples of end-of-course feedback reflecting students´ worries at the beginning of the course, their personal and professional achievements at the end of the course are included as well.
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