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Slideshow: Authentic, Intercultural, Professional Communication in Prof. Janet Caulkins' French 313

March 24, 2009 by Janet Caulkins

Students enrolled in French 313: Professional Communication and Culture in the Francophone World had a once in a lifetime experience when their professor Janet Caulkins introduced them to Dr. Pascal Baudry. Baudry is author of Français et Américains, l’autre rive, an influential text on culture and communication. Using a transatlantic video connection, he welcomed the students into a castle in the Loire Valley where they practiced their French communication skills and had a lively discussion about French Culture.

This slideshow illustrates how Professor Caulkins uses simple tools to bring authentic voices into the classroom, provide students with opportunities to apply their skills, and bring course content to life with compelling and challenging cross-cultural experiences. Read more »

VoIP and Video Conferencing Bring a World of Possibilities

October 5, 2006 by Doug Worsham

Bringing guest speakers from out of the area into the classroom was once a pricey endeavor involving airplanes, hotels, and dinner reservations. Recent developments in internet telephony, otherwise known as VoIP (Voice over IP), and video conferencing make it easier and cheaper than ever before to communicate with people around the world. Read more »

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