Telecollaborative Projects for Teaching English for Professional and Academic Purposes
Keywords:Telecollaboration, Project Work, English Language Teaching, Language for Specific Purposes
Implementing the project-based approach in telecollaborative environments seems to be helpful in the foreign language classroom. This research aims to analyze the perception of students on the need to communicate internationally following the classification of the most usual communicative situations proposed by Lehman and DuFrene (2013). To this purpose, an experiment was implemented among students from the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV) and Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute (KPI) during the spring term in the schoolyear 2020/21. Students from both universities worked virtually in mixed international teams on their projects to create blogs on the topic 'Sustainable development today’. Our results showed that students from both institutions enhanced their confidence in communicating in professional and academic contexts during the completion of this project. Participants improved their communicative competence in international online environments, and this virtual exhange experience helped them develop their digital and intercultural skills, among others. The value of this research is the implementation of a telecollaborative project work in the foreign language classroom aiming at helping students communicate in a global context about technical issues, such as sustainability.
How to Cite
Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:
- Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).
Revista de Lenguas para fines específicos is licensed under a Creative Commons Reconocimiento-NoComercial-SinObraDerivada 4.0 Internacional License.