TANGO, an international collaborative bilingual e-learning project

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Abstract

TANGO (Álvarez-Mayo, 2013) uses the cultural aspects of foreign languages to promote oral interaction, enabling students to become self-regulated learners. Through TANGO, foreign language students learn about the cultural intricacies of the Target Language (TL) and use the TL to practise and further develop their oral skills with a partner who is a native speaker. Students openly discuss their views and reflect on their learning progress and any issues they may encounter while practising all language skills: listening, reading, writing and oral interaction. TANGO is an e-learning programme that promotes self-regulated learning as well as critical thinking and as such it will play a key role in making foreign language students better equipped learners, enabling them to develop invaluable continual development skills for their academic and professional careers.

Keywords: intercultural communicative competence, e-learning, collaborative work, autonomous learning, critical thinking.

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Álvarez-Mayo, Carmen. (2016). TANGO, an international collaborative bilingual e-learning project. In Cecilia Goria, Oranna Speicher, Sascha Stollhans (Eds), Innovative language teaching and learning at university: enhancing participation and collaboration (pp. 37-48). Research-publishing.net. https://doi.org/10.14705/rpnet.2016.000403

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