Bridging the language and cultural gaps: the use of blogs

Garcia-Sanchez, Soraya and Rojas-Lizana, Sol (2012) Bridging the language and cultural gaps: the use of blogs. Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 21 3: 361-381. doi:10.1080/1475939X.2012.719396

Author Garcia-Sanchez, Soraya
Rojas-Lizana, Sol
Title Bridging the language and cultural gaps: the use of blogs
Journal name Technology, Pedagogy and Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1475-939X
Publication date 2012-10
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/1475939X.2012.719396
Volume 21
Issue 3
Start page 361
End page 381
Total pages 21
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This article aims to demonstrate how the use of an online journal, a bilingual blog, can contribute to filling in the language and cultural gaps of foreign language learners. This case study focuses on the participation, interaction, motivation, language acquisition, feedback and cultural input improved by students of Spanish as a Foreign Language at the University of Queensland in Australia and students of English as a Foreign Language at the Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in Spain. It demonstrates how this learner-directed instructional context allows intercultural and language exchanges, firstly between participants, as a peer revision exercise and secondly, as collaborative work and a discussion platform in the blog GranCanBrisbaneEspañolEnglish.
Keyword Blog
Conscious learning
Collaborative learning
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2013 Collection
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