Combining Skype with Blogging: A chance to stop reinforcement of stereotypes in intercultural exchanges?

L. Lynette Kirschner


This papers looks into whether combining Skype, blogging and class discussions reinforces or refutes stereotypes. The hypothesis was that some students do not have an adequate chance to reflect on their skype experience and course content. To see if students have made improvements in reducing stereotypes, the Standards for Foreign Language Learning: Culture will be used to evaluate their blog entries. In addition a survey will be given at end of the semester to analyse the student's perspective of their own learning.


Intercultural communication; Stereotypes; Blog; Cultural metaphor; Skype

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