FIRST INTERNATIONAL MEETING

ON FOREIGN LANGUAGE

LEARNING IN TANDEM:

PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE

(INFLIT)

“Using ICTs for transnational, transcultural and transcontinental collaboration”

 

 

INFLIT Conference 2014 Presentations:

 

Thank you for attending the first annual INFLIT conference. To review presentations from the conference, please select the video link and corresponding PowerPoint presentations below.

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Keynote Speech: "The Challenges and Evolution of Tandem Learning"

Special Opening Session: "Defining Technologies and the Sociocultural Mind in the Second Language Classroom"

Opening Session Powerpoint

"Foreign Language Acquisition and Learning In-Tandem" - Part 1

Viviane Furtoso, Douglas Consolo Powerpoint

Anna Katharina Elstermann Powerpoint

"Foreign Language Acquisition and Learning In-Tandem" - Part 2

Amelia Bandini Powerpoint

"Foreign Language Acquisition and Learning In-Tandem" - Part 3

Peters, Casares Powerpoint

"Technology in Foreign Language Learning In-Tandem"

Martha Alvarado Powerpoint

"Face-to-face Foreign Language Learning In-Tandem"

Anne Jardin Powerpoint

"Using Student Evaluations to Improve Virtual Immersion Sessions"

Rachida Primov Powerpoint

"The Cultural Dimension of Learning In-Tandem: Intercultural Discourse and Communication, Social, Gender, Racial and Identity Issues" - Part 1

Thomas Johnen Powerpoint

Karin Ramos Powerpoint

Liliane Santos Powerpoint

"The Cultural Dimension of Learning In-Tandem: Intercultural Discourse and Communication, Social, Gender, Racial and Identity Issues" - Part 1.1

"The Cultural Dimension of Learning In-Tandem: Intercultural Discourse and Communication, Social, Gender, Racial and Identity Issues" - Part 2

Leila DaCosta Powerpoint

Maisa de Alcântara Zakir Powerpoint

"Setting up International, Intercontinental, and Inter-institutional Collaboration to Develop Foreign Language Learning In-Tandem" - Part 1

Garcia, Lima da Silva, Fontes Powerpoint

"Setting up International, Intercontinental, and Inter-institutional Collaboration to Develop Foreign Language Learning In-Tandem" - Part 2

Vaz da Silva, Fonseca-Zang, Quaresma de Figueiredo Powerpoint

"Setting up International, Intercontinental, and Inter-institutional Collaboration to Develop Foreign Language Learning In-Tandem" - Part 3

Marturet de Paris, Coffey, Mora Powerpoint

"Teletandem: Future Challenges"

Closing Lecture: "Teletandem and Performativity"

Closing Lecture: "Teletandem and Performativity" - Continued 1

Closing Lecture: "Teletandem and Performativity" - Continued 2

Closing Lecture Powerpoint

Click here to view final program with conference abstracts

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Karin Kleppin, Doctor and Professor in Applied Linguistics and Foreign Language Studies, Bochum University, Germany

The Challenges and Evolution of Tandem Learning

 

Closing Lecturer:

Dr. João A. Telles, Coordinator of the Teletandem Project, Universidade Estadual Paulista, Brazil

Teletandem and Performativity

 

 

University of Miami

Coral Gables, Florida, USA

February 27, 28 and March 1, 2014

 

 

 

Special Workshop for Educators

"Teletandem: Orientation and Guidelines for Telecollaboration Sessions and Mediation Meetings"

February 28, 2014 from 3:00-5:00PM

As part of the event, there will be a hands-on workshop in the MLL Language Lab (for educators who would like to explore this virtual approach to learning languages. Registration is $25 (cash only) for educators who wish to attend this workshop only. For those attending the full program and UM faculty, admission is free. To sign up, please send an e-mail to inflit2014@gmail.com. Please sign up early, as space is limited.

 

Learning foreign languages in-tandem is not a new idea. Tandem learning has been used by many students and professionals in the field of foreign language learning, since it was developed in Europe in the seventies and eighties. Foreign language learning in-tandem is based on principles of peer collaboration and reciprocity and much research has been carried out about the characteristics and language acquisition processes using this approach.

However, in the present era of globalization, the development of new ICTs – Information Communication Technologies - have eliminated trans-geographical and transnational borders, providing foreign language teachers and students with new opportunities for communication and contact between languages and cultures. Therefore, we are now faced with challenges to how extend research endeavors and broaden international efforts and collaboration to better understand the cultural dimensions of this learning context, particularly its intercultural communication and discourse, now that the principles of tandem learning start to be transposed and transformed from face-to-face into interactions mediated by technology and virtual environments.

 

OBJECTIVE

The objective of this international meeting is to offer a context for international researchers who are currently developing studies on tandem learning to share their ideas and research progress with other colleagues around the world, particularly (but not exclusively) those who are working with the developments of technology and foreign language learning in-tandem.

 

FORMAT OF SESSIONS

The meeting wishes to avoid the usual hassle of paper presentations of regular academic congresses. It will be purposively organized so that participating researchers and foreign language teachers will have the opportunity to present their research and pedagogical experiences with tandem learning at length, allowing time for group support, deeper discussions on the presented subjects and research results, and particularly for inter-institutional contact between researchers to open up context opportunities for international collaboration and research support.

Sessions will have one presenter, with multi-media resources, where he/she will have twenty minutes to present the research project, project research or pedagogical experience with foreign language learning in-tandem. The other half hour will be used for group discussion and problematization of the presentation content.

 There will be a fee of $25 for presenters and those who wish to attend, which will be due upon arrival at the University of Miami on February 27, 2014. Only cash will be accepted. Admission is free for UM faculty.

 

AREAS

Paper submissions are welcomed in the following areas (but not exclusively) of foreign language learning in tandem:

  1. Face-to-face foreign language learning in-tandem
  2. Technology in foreign language learning in-tandem
  3. Teletandem: future challenges
  4. Foreign language acquisition and  learning in-tandem
  5. The cultural dimension of learning in-tandem: Intercultural discourse and communication, social, gender, racial and identity issues
  6. Setting up international, intercontinental and inter-institutional collaboration to develop foreign language learning in-tandem

 

PAPER SUBMISSION FORMAT

  1. Download template and submit a 500 word abstract, Font: Arial, font size 10, single spaced. Please make the document a Microsoft Word document. The title must be positioned in the center, followed by the author(s) name(s), institution, country and contact e-mail. Below the abstract, supply the six most influential bibliographical references of your paper.
  2. Send abstract to inflit2014@gmail.com no later than Aug 15th, 2013. You will receive an acknowledgement of receipt.
  3. Notices of paper acceptance will be e-mailed to you until Sep 15, 2013, with a letter of acceptance, so that you may look for funding for participating in the meeting.
  4. Papers will be part of an eBook with ISBN. Full papers must be sent to the same e-mail address, above, until May 15th, 2014. Length, format of Papers and more information will be released later in the year.

 

UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI ADVISORY BOARD

George Yudice: Chair, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

Steve Butterman: Associate Professor, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

Eduardo Negueruela: Associate Professor, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

Ariel Armony: Director of the Center for Latin American Studies

Rachida Primov: Director of the Modern Languages Lab

Shana Mauerman: Tech Coordinator of the Modern Languages Lab

Leila Dacosta :  Lecturer, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

 

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Coordination: Leila Dacosta

Program Coordinator: Maisa de Alcântara Zakir 

Events Coordinator: Mary Mezzano

Technical Support Coordination: Dr. Rachida Primov

 

INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY BOARD

Anelly Mendoza Diaz (UAM – Universidad Autónoma de Mexico)

Anna Katharina Elstermann (Universidade Estadual Paulista, Brazil)

Annick Rivens Mompean (Université Charles-de-Gaulle, Lille III, France)

Anton Brinckwirth (Virginia Commonwealth University, USA)

Douglas Altamiro Consolo (UNESP – Universidade Estadual Paulista, Brazil)

Frances Goodingham (University of Southampton, England)

Francesca Helm (Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy)

João Antonio  Telles (UNESP – Universidade Estadual Paulista, Brazil)

Karin Kleppin (Bochum Universität, Germany)

Liliane Santos (Université Charles-de-Gaulle, Lille III, France)

Livia Assunção Cecilio (Università di Bologna, Italy)

Marta Guarda (Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy)

Michael J. Ferreira (Georgetown University, USA)

Paola Leone (Università del Salento, Italy)

Robert Moser (University of Georgia-Athens, USA)

Robert O'Dowd (Universidad de Leon, Spain)

Solange Aranha (UNESP – Universidade Estadual Paulista, Brazil)

Thomas Johen (University of Stockholm, Sweden)

Wiebke Augustin (Technische Universität Karlsruhe, Germany)

Will Baker (University of Southampton, England)

 

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University of Miami

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