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Schwienhorst, Klaus; Borgia, Alexandre – CALICO Journal, 2006
Tandem learning is the collaborative learning partnership of two language learners with complementary language combinations, for example an Irish student learning German and a German student learning English. One of the major principles in tandem learning, apart from reciprocity and learner autonomy, is balanced bilingualism. While learners may…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Computer Assisted Instruction, Personal Autonomy, Second Language Learning
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O'Rourke, Breffni – CALICO Journal, 2005
Tandem language learning--a configuration involving pairs of learners with complementary target/native languages--is an underexploited but potentially very powerful use of computer-mediated communication (CMC) in second-language pedagogy. Tandem offers the benefits of authentic, culturally grounded interaction, while also promoting a pedagogical…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Metalinguistics, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language)