These are the General Guidelines to an ongoing Final Project conducted at Columbia University every Fall semester since 2011. The Project is a collaboration between Columbia University and the Autónoma University of Madrid, Spain. During 8-10 weeks, Intermediate students of Spanish as a Foreign Language in New York conduct an intercultural, linguistic exchange with Intermediate students of English as a Foreign Language in Madrid. The purpose of this exchange is to enhance students’ writing skills, perfecting their abilities and performance in the foreign language, while actively learning about the culture of the target language, and teaching about their own. Students act as teachers of culture and language, engaging in peer-to-peer corrections in their native language, while receiving feedback on the foreign one.
Learning Management Systems
Categories: Awareness of Cultural Differences, Collaborative Learning, Hybrid & Online Learning, Learning Management Systems, Language Instruction, Feedback, Focus on the Learner, Writing, Teaching with Technology, Multimedia & Multimodality, Culture
Institution: Columbia University, Autónoma University of Madrid
Author of Article: Reyes Llopis-García, Margarita Vinagre