Collaborative Tasks for Cross-cultural Communication

  • David Coulson


Tasks that promote a collaborative communication strategy may help learners produce more accurate and fluent language in conversation with foreigners. To develop my Japanese learners’ awareness of this strategy, I designed a syllabus with a range of one-way tasks in which they practised making repairs to each other’s communication breakdowns. Use of this strategy allowed increasing accuracy, fluency and discourse equality across two intercultural parties.




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