– Main objectives of the Virtual Exchange

Future teacher training (Grenoble), language learning & cultural aspects (Riga)

– Targeted learning outcomes

    • experience and reflect on online tuition
    • learn to set up online tasks for learners of French as an L2 & to correct their productions

– Global task description

2 students from Grenoble (future French-as-a-foreign-language teachers) set up tasks and tutor a group of 5-6 students studying French (x 2: 4 Grenoble students and 11 Riga-students in total). The first task is an ice-breaker, the following ones last two weeks each and, within a given theme, vary from group to group. They tackle various topics over the semester.
The Grenoble students aim at gaining experience in setting up and tutoring an online task, the Riga students at improving their French and discussing (inter)cultural topics. In parallel to the VE with Riga, other students from Grenoble work with students from Nicosie (Cyprus).


Partner / department Course Language of instruction Number of students
Université Grenoble Alpes (F),
Language Didactics
Formation en ligne en langue French 4
University of Latvia (LV) Langue et culture par la télécollaboration French 11

Start and end date

16/09/2019 – 13/12/2019


 12 weeks


Teacher training with subject specialisation (Grenoble)
Language studies (Riga)

Integration and assessment

2 of the 4 weekly course hours are dedicated to the VE (tuition). The aspects related to e-learning that are tackled during the remaining course hours are linked to or exemplified by the VE.


    • reflective text
    • document containing, expliciting and commenting the task designed by the French group of students that they consider was their best designed one + examples of partner student production

Technology tools used

– Learning environment

Moodle + potentially others, chosen by each group of students

– Collaboration tools

1 videoconferencing session via Zoom (the last session)

– Reflection tool

Grenoble: individual