Language Classroom Content & Pedagogy College and University Education Technology in Teaching Workshop
Incorporating International Language and Culture Exchanges Into Your Classes
Since 2015 over 25,000 students from 25 countries have participated in the IVEProject, an international online exchange where students use the English they are studying in class to interact with peers around the world. The workshop will showcase the project: the research showing its benefits to linguistic, intercultural and communicative competence; the ways it can be incorporated into your syllabus; and the joy it can bring to students who participate. If you want your students to use the English they are studying in class to interact with others around the world, come to this workshop. It is easy and free-of-charge.
Eric Hagley is a research fellow at Hosei University in Japan. He created the International Virtual Exchange Project (IVEProject) which has had over 30,000 students from 25 countries participating in Virtual Exchange (VE) over the last 6 years. The IVEProject continues to expand and is one of many VE that are changing the way communicative language teaching is being taught. He has written and presented on VE extensively. He is the co-chair and president of the Asia Pacific Virtual Exchange Association (APVEA) and was vice-president of PacCALL from 2009 to 2018. He was also head of the Quiz Quality Assurance Project for MoodleReader (mReader).