The purpose of this report is to explore how the integration of technology can enhance students’ communicative and cultural proficiency in a second language by connecting two world language classrooms from across the globe. Through a series of weekly emails between partners, students practiced their reading and writing skills while gaining knowledge of their partners’ culture and colloquial language in a meaningful and individualized manner. The participants were high school students in the United States who were learning Spanish and high school students in Spain who were learning English. This created an authentic and organic environment for language acquisition, showing improvement in both communicative and cultural proficiency. Data collected was qualitative and quantitative to adequately capture student improvement, and through reflection of the feedback, both stated by students and observed, I created an updated guide to help the project improve in future implementation.
World Language Education
Brigid M. Burke
First Advisor Department
School of Teaching and Learning
Second Advisor Department
Romance and Classical Studies
Frank, Nicholas, "Integrating Technology to Improve Communicative and Cultural Proficiency" (2016). Honors Projects. 212.