in times of COVID-19
In search of authentic
Wanted: authentic intercultural experiences
We have suddenly found ourselves living in the COVID world, in which international borders remain closed and student mobility programs suspended.
How can we successfully teach and learn languages interculturally?
We are a research team from The University of Queensland, and we are exploring ways to enhance University language students’ intercultural learning experience.
- study in a University language or culture program?, or
- teach in a University language or culture program?, or
- work in Study Abroad, Global Engagement or internationalisation strategies?
Expressions of Interest
Focus Group discussions will be conducted from December 2020 through to early 2021 (online via Zoom). Participants will be divided into three groups: University students, University teaching staff and University professional staff. The Focus Groups will take approximately one hour, and they will be moderated by researchers from The University of Queensland’s School of Languages and Cultures.
All persons who submit an Expression of Interest will receive an email with actionable study findings, including strategies for compensating for suspended Overseas Study programs. Study findings will be distributed in 2021.
School of Languages and Cultures
The University of Queensland
Dr Adriana Diaz (CI) | firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior Lecturer & Discipline Coordinator in Spanish and Latin American Studies
A/Prof Marisa Cordella
Reader in Spanish Linguistics & Director of Research
Dr Samantha Disbray
Dr Barbara Hanna
Senior Lecturer in French
Dr Anna Mikhaylova
Lecturer & Discipline Coordinator in Russian
Dr Fabiane Ramos
Ms Agnieszka Faron