This is the time of the year where many students start to feel their motivation dwindle, and their exhaustion levels rise. Some may even feel a lack of creativity or inspiration.
I study the dynamics of language development as it interrelates with students’ learning histories and sociocultural milieus. My particular interest is in computer-assisted language education and the affordances that it creates for fostering learner self-expression, inquiry-based learning, democracy in language classrooms and global citizenship.
In order to facilitate this type of learning, I launched the Telecollaboration for World Language Education website, an exciting 2.0 web resource created to facilitate world language education by offering free access to resources on the educational practice of telecollaboration and to audio-video materials in Russian and English created by university students for peer audiences and ripe for linguistic, cultural and academic exploration.