This research study explores the experiences of post-secondary students in the United States and the France (n=28) who participated together in synchronous online intercultural exchanges (OIE) in the context of two distinct World Languages for Specific Purposes (WLSP) courses. The study design draws on research in OIE and WLSP, as well as on the researcher’s experience conducting a pilot OIE during the pandemic (spring 2021). Findings suggest that US students benefit considerably from these exchanges, self-reporting gains in business content, cultural knowledge, and language proficiency. Enthusiasm for the project demonstrates that OIE projects can also increase learner engagement and motivation for further study.
"Online Intercultural Exchanges in a French for the Professions Course,"
Global Advances in Business Communication:
Vol. 10, Article 3.
Available at: https://commons.emich.edu/gabc/vol10/iss1/3