SpEakWise is a blending learning project in intercultural communication which has been running since 2007 between Trinity College Dublin and partner institutions in German-speaking countries. We are currently partnered with the University of Hildesheim. The students have language skills at level C1/C2 in German/English respectively and take part in a variety of activities such as ethnographic research, word association and sentence completion, non-participant observation and discourse completion discussing their results
via WebChat in a Virtual Learning Environment. The course culminates in a negotiation activity conducted via video-conference.