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Online Intercultural Exchanges

  1. Robert O'Dowd

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal1194

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

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O'Dowd, R. 2012. Online Intercultural Exchanges. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

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  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012


Online intercultural exchange (henceforth OICE) refers to the application since the early 1990s of online communication tools to bring together classes of language learners in geographically distant locations with the aim to develop their foreign language skills and intercultural competence through collaborative tasks and project work.


  • CALL;
  • computer mediated communication;
  • intercultural communication