Teaching Languages from a Distance through Multipoint Videoconferencing
Acar, Ahmet, Foreign Language Annals
The most commonly used and discussed videoconferencing mode for teaching languages from a distance is two-way simultaneous, or point-to-point, videoconferencing. Applications of multipoint videoconferencing to language classes, however, are not very common. This article aims to fill that gap by presenting the technical and pedagogical dimensions of a pilot project in teaching an introductory course in Turkish (102) via multipoint videoconferencing, which was conducted among students at Syracuse University, Cornell University, and Colgate University. This study shows how multipoint videoconferencing works for language classes and gives some pedagogical pointers to …
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Publication information: Article title: Teaching Languages from a Distance through Multipoint Videoconferencing. Contributors: Acar, Ahmet - Author. Journal title: Foreign Language Annals. Volume: 40. Issue: 2 Publication date: Summer 2007. Page number: 311+. © American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Winter 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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