Virtual Environments for Communication
Learning another language and learning about other cultures, both of which go hand in hand of course, are all about communication.
When we think of communication we usually think of face-to-face, synchronous (same-time) communication, such as what you get in the classroom or when you visit another country or talk to people who speak other languages at work.
However, we should not forget about non-face-to-face communication or non-synchronous communication. And I'm not talking only about phone or written communication. Thanks to the new world of electronic communication developed in the last few decades, you can communicate with people all over the world instantaneously and at no cost.
That is why I would like to encourage my students and my colleagues in the Department of Foreign languages to utilize these virtual environments for communication, including:
Last updated: August 12, 2000