Creating “Glocal” Classrooms to Promote Communication




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Creación de aulas “glocales” para promover la comunicación

Criação de salas de aula “glocais” para promover a comunicação

With the globalization of human activities, it has become gradually more important to improve one’s ability to communicate in an additional language. Today, everyone needs to be able to successfully operate in an increasingly globalized world (Ke, 2015; Youssef, 2014), where new communication styles and cultural perspectives differ, allowing learners greater appreciation and understanding of cultural differences. These differences are key in helping learners adjust to various cultural scenarios that will arise throughout their lives. Thus, it is imperative that learners be prepared for the demands of working and living in an increasingly multicultural and interconnected world, and this preparation can be significantly improved by improving language learning and language instruction. By introducing learners to new cultures, historical perspectives, and ways of living and thinking, language classes (L1, L2, or L3) can offer a unique opportunity for creating “glocal” (global + local) classrooms, allowing learners to cross boarders within the confines of the educational institution...

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McDougald, J. (2018). Creating “Glocal” Classrooms to Promote Communication. LACLIL11(2), 185-192. DOI: 10.5294/laclil.2018.11.2.1 


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Author Biography

Jermaine S. McDougald, Universidad de La Sabana

Jermaine S. McDougald is the Director of Faculty and Research, Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures at Universidad de La Sabana (Colombia) and Editor of the Latin American Journal of Content & Language Integrated Learning. He has extensively published in different journals nationally and internationally on topics related to CLIL, teacher training and the use of ICTs in language teaching. His current research interest includes CLIL, ICTs in ELT, Teacher Training and International Education. He is the director of the research group: LALETUS – Language Learning and Teaching.


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McDougald, J. S. (2019). Creating “Glocal” Classrooms to Promote Communication. Latin American Journal of Content &Amp; Language Integrated Learning, 11(2).