English learning in an intercultural perspective: Russia and Norway

Anne-Mette Bjøru


This paper describes a cross-border collaboration between a Russian and a Norwegian University in the English Language field, and how it is made possible by the universities' support – both in terms of strategic plans and funding. The paper shows the goals of the collaboration; to give the students an insight into how English is taught in Russia/Norway and intercultural learning, as well as how this is pursued through telecollaboration and physical mobility. The paper also explains how the physical mobility, as it is the core activity of the collaboration, has led to less telecollaborative activity.


Cross-border collaboration; Russia and Norway; Telecollaboration; Physical mobility; Intercultural learning; English language

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