CALICO Journal, Vol 16, No 4 (1999)

Language Learning in Cyberspace: Teleporting the Classroom into the Target Culture

Randall P. Donaldson, Markus Kötter
Issued Date: 7 Aug 2014

Abstract


From January to May 1998 the authors tested the possibility of language instruction in a MOO. The experiment consisted of two groups: a group of adult evening school participants in Germany learning English as a second language and a group of American college students in their fourth semester of college German. The two groups met together once weekly for two hours each in real time in a MOO. Partnerships were formed consisting of one member from the German group and one member from the American group. The partners then cooperated in accomplishing certain tasks in their respective L2s. The present article relates the results of this project.

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DOI: 10.1558/cj.v16i4.531-557

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