A Spanish-Mauritian cultural exchange

This project commenced at the beginning of March between fifteen universitystudents studying English in my school and eighteen participants from the Faculty of Computer Science at the University of Mauritius. The Spanish students are preparing for the C1 and C2 Cambridge ESOL examinations, whilst the Mauritian students use English as a medium of learning. The aim of the study is to perceive how the two cohorts of participants can learn about different cultural factors proper to each nationality through the social network, Elgg. All the students have to perform their weekly tasks based on various subjects, such as their university education, lifestyle, hobbies, sports, food, festivals and music. The tasks are communicative in order to encourage the participants to exchange views on each other’ s posts with a view to foster intercultural competence.The final task will involve the making of a short video to show their different daily activities and highlights of each country’ smain attractions.

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Intercultural Exchange

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Writing/reading asynchronous

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Intercultural Skills


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