Improving spoken competence by means of multimodal environments in a distance context

María Jordano de la Torre

Abstract

The outline below describes the implementation of a task-based project based on the collaborative work of students and teachers in four different countries with others studying tourism in an international distance university. By means of a mainly qualitative study, we will attempt to show if occasional written and spoken encounters with people with different L1 (either English or any other) and different culture can help learners to improve different aspects of their spoken competence, such as fluency, pronunciation accuracy and cultural awareness, in the context of the European Space for Higher Education (ESHE).

Keywords

SCMC; distance language learning; ESP; Spoken Language; Task Based Learning; ESHE

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