Telecollaboration in Spanish as a Foreign Language Learning in Trinidad

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Objective: To study how participation in tandem partnership influences the motivation towards the target language and culture and the autonomy of learners of Spanish as a foreign language in Trinidad and Tobago. Method: An action research project was conducted with 33 learners of Spanish in Trinidad and 33 learners of English in Colombia, who engaged in a seven week telecollaboration during which they used email and Web 2.0 technologies to communicate. Data were collected through questionnaires and a weekly journal. Quantitative and qualitative analyses were carried out. Results: The objectives of the project were all met. Conclusions: The project was a rich source of learning for all the participants and stresses the need of a deeper understanding of learners' language learning, an analysis of the sociocultural, psycholinguistic, and linguistic dimensions of intercultural competence in a specific context, and the critical assessment of the role of Web 2.0 technologies in fostering autonomy. <a href= ""> Link to article </a>


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telecollaboration, Spanish as a foreign language, intercultural competence, learner autonomy, new technologies


Neva, C.; Landa-Buil, M.; Carter, B.; Ibrahim-Ali, A. (2010). Telecollaboration in Spanish as a Foreign Language Learning in Trinidad. Íkala, revista de lenguaje y cultura, 15(24), 75-102 / ISSN: 0123-3432 / ISSN-e: 2145-566X