– Main objectives of the Virtual Exchange
Improving language learning in an informal environment.
– Targeted learning outcomes
Essentially speaking, listening and interaction skills, also writing.
– Global task description
Dutch and Italian students were working out tasks alternatively in Dutch and Italian; the tasks were about the all day life of the students (their family, town, university) and about film and child literature.They had to write their ideas and then talk about it with their partner. In a blog they wrote about their tandem experience.
|Partner / department||Course||Language of instruction||Number of students|
|Università degli Studi di Padova
Centro Linguistico di Ateneo
|Lingua nederlandese||Dutch and Italian||10|
Faculty of Arts
|Proficiency European Languages and Cultures||Dutch and Italian||10|
Start and end date
27 February, 2017 – 15 May 2017
Integration and assessment
In the classroom the students discussed their interaction with the dutch students . The teachers evaluated the written tasks and the blogs, not only on correctness, but also on their engagement.
Technology tools used
– Learning environment
Blackboard (University of Groningen)
– Collaboration tools
Skype, Google Hangouts
– Reflection tool