By Borje Holmberg, Monica Shelley, Cynthia J. White

This edited booklet is the 1st selection of experiences to be released dealing in particular with the educating of languages at a distance. It includes contributions from language instructing pros operating around the globe, and covers quite a few languages. according to sensible adventure and study, it comprises paintings on learner autonomy and aid, the advance of intercultural competence, technique and direction layout, studying environments and language instructor schooling.

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It also became clear that when students talked about checking their work, they were almost entirely concerned with grammatical accuracy. Few talked in terms of fulfilling the task or the appropriateness of language used for the intended audience. With the exception of writing skills, these students displayed a considerable degree of functional control and active involvement in their learning. They focused on meaningful communication in areas of interest to them and gained considerable satisfaction and motivation in the process.

To be effective, it is argued that reflection must be a conscious process and result in decisions or choices about further action. Schön (1983) writes of two different kinds of thinking involved in reflection. The first he calls ‘reflexiveness’ (‘the mind’s conversation with itself’, Thorpe, 2000: 82), the purpose of which is to become aware of existing knowledge, skills, attitudes and assumptions. The second is referred to as ‘critical analysis’ where assumptions, judgements, applications of models and theories are questioned.

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