Elizabeth Fonseca, LINCC (English Language Immersion Program) Lecturer, Nassau Community College
Cara Tuzzolino-Werben, LINCC (English Language Immersion Program) Lecturer, Nassau Community College
Sarah Guth, Program Coordinator for International Collaborations, SUNY COIL Center
Abstract: Global awareness is crucial for students entering college; the use of social media in education represents an area of growing possibility. Social media reaches students via a familiar platform while simultaneously using it to enhance their linguistic competency. This presentation explores using Facebook to create cross-cultural and language-learning exchanges for ESOL students in New York and Beirut, Lebanon, including practical advice for those interested in implementing similar projects in any subject area.