Why in the world would I want to talk to someone else about my culture?

Chesla Ann Bohinski, Yumei Leventhal

Abstract

This paper shares the work and observations from a task-based 6-week email exchange project between participants in Spain and the US. Though small in scale, the study offers insights for those interested in telecollaboration but face constraints on multiple fronts. Close examination of the exchanges reveal participants' engagement on multiple levels, including reflection on one's own culture.

Keywords

Telecollaboration; email exchange; Task-based; Intercultural communication; Web 1.0; Foreign language

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