Romance cross-comprehension and on-line communication in the development of educational competences: a study of future teachers’ perspectives. Mª Helena Araújo e Sá & Sílvia Melo Departamento de Didáctica e Tecnologia Educativa Universidade de Aveiro - Portugal. Research context.
Romance cross-comprehension and on-line communication in the development of educational competences:a study of future teachers’ perspectives
Mª Helena Araújo e Sá & Sílvia Melo
Departamento de Didáctica e Tecnologia Educativa
Universidade de Aveiro - Portugal
* recent forecasts point out that approximately one billion of the world population will have access to the Internet in 2005
* a great number of users in interpersonal communication is also anticipated
“As international communication is increasingly intense and complex, and as Europe tends to adopt English as a common tool for linguistic exchanges, it is crucial to promote other means of linguistic integration, in particular through cross-comprehension in various families of languages" (DEGACHE; 2003).
1- “breaking the ice”
2- “choosing a theme”
4- “collecting documents and debate”
5-”elaborating and publishing the press dossier”
attitudes, values, knowledge about oneself and about the Other
the development of intercultural communicative competences, namely the skills of interpretation and interaction
a critical educative conscience, a political education perspective and the capacity to foresee educational actions and contexts.
"I have developed my interest and motivation towards RL in part because, surprisingly, I could understand them quite easily." (student N, 24/02)
"By knowing these languages, I become aware of their countries’ cultures and, by communicating with the Other, I 'give' him a little bit of my own culture; consequently, not only do I transmit it but also do I interiorize it better." (student P, 24/03)