Tag Archives: language exchange

Latest Map of Social Networks

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One of my favorite example’s of using Web 2.0 for language instruction has been the use by our Japanese department of the social networking site Mixi along with our Skype exchanges on the Mixxer to intergrate interaction with native speakers throughout their first … Continue reading

Mixxer as an Open Course

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I’ve been looking at courses that are open to the general public for free as part of an upcoming presentation on open content.  The idea is quite amazing.  One “facilitator” is needed to organize the students and set up discussions. … Continue reading

Language Exchange Survey Results

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Results from language exchange surveys. JapaneseSkypeSurveysSpring2007 LanguageExchangeSurveryFall2008 (German, Spanish, and Italian)

Language Exchanges

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As the semester gets under way, we’ve already had quite a few language exchanges via Skype.  Some of the languages have partner classes with whom the students communicate throughout the semester.  Others schedule events in the Mixxer and thereby invite … Continue reading