Developing Global Citizenship Competences in Language Learning and Teaching

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Wednesday 16 November 2022

01:00 PM - 04:15 PM


Hillman Lecture Theatre (GEG32), George Eliot Building, Coventry University, Priory Street, Coventry, CV1 5FB and Online



Event details

This international symposium aims to share research findings and good Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) and Virtual Exchange (VE) practice for the development of global citizenship competences for the 21st Century with a focus on  language teacher education and language learning.

The speakers will bring perspectives on COIL/VE for language learning and teaching and report on COIL/VE projects (some completed and some ongoing) from Spain, Brazil, France, Turkey, Vietnam and the UK.



Speaker and Topic

13.00 – 13.10

Marina Orsini-Jones (Coventry University)

Introduction and housekeeping

13.10 – 13.30

Ana Gimeno Sanz (Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain)

The gains and drawbacks of virtual exchanges in higher education

13.35 – 13.55

Kyria Finardi, UFES (Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Brazil) and Asuman Aşık (Gazi University, Turkey)

Reporting on the GAZUFES COIL/VE Project

14.00 – 14.20

Victoria Rios Castano (Coventry University)

Coventry/Nantes: two sides of the same COIL in the negotiation of translation strategies 

14.20 – 14.30 


14.30 – 14.50

Abraham Cerveró-Carrascosa (Florida Universitària) and Zoe Gazeley-Eke (Coventry University)

Fostering language teachers' intercultural awareness towards social equity, linguistic diversity and inclusion through COIL/VE

14.55 – 15.15

Carlos Hildeblando Junior UFES (Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Brazil/Coventry University)

COIL/VE as a Third Space to Decolonise ELT

15.20 – 15.40

Sofia di Sarno García (Universitat Politècnica de València and Coventry University)

The Acquisition of Pragmatic and Intercultural Communicative Competence for Global Citizenship through Telecollaboration

15.45 – 16.05

Marina Orsini-Jones and Thuy Bui Thi Ngoc (Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam)

COIL/VE lessons learnt from ViVEXELT

16.05 – 16.15

Final Q&A and Close


For enquiries please contact Marina Orsini-Jones