April 4, 2013 - Breakout Session E
Richard Clouet, lecturer, Faculty of Translation and Interpreting, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain)
Nataly Tcherepashenets, Associate Professor and Area Coordinator, Languages/Communications, SUNY Empire State College
Florence Lojacono, lecturer, Faculty of Translation and Interpreting, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain)
Summary: Thanks to the COIL's initiative, in Fall 2012, SUNY Empire State College NY and the University of Las Palmas (Spain) taught a language course collaboratively. Spanish students, enrolled in a face-to-face English class in Spain participated in several common activities with American students enrolled in an online Advanced Spanish language course. Despite of the heterogeneity of the student body, despite of the different academic formats and the different time zones, a real trans-cultural communication raised. The presentation will be twofold: a general presentation of this cross border course (by ESC) followed by a video (ULPGC) focused on Spanish student's expectations and commentary. Some Spanish students will also participate via Skype at the COIL conference.