JSEE Annual Conference International Session Proceedings
Online ISSN : 2424-1466
Print ISSN : 2189-8936
ISSN-L : 2189-8936
2017 JSEE Annual Conference
Session ID : W-05
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International Session
W-05 International Communication through Skype for Engineering Education
*Yolanda Alberto- HERNANDEZZilu LIANGKumiko MORIMURA
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The promotion of international communication and collaboration through English at Japanese Universities is one of the most important tasks in order to develop a global environment. Although exchange programs can provide students with the advantages of largescale communication, the use of technologies for long-distance interaction such as Skype, has made easier and more practical the language and cultural exchange with students located around the world. In this paper, a class promoting international communication through Skype is explained along with the testimony of participants and their impressions on the benefits and scope of this program. Documentation of the motivation of students to take this class is also reported and compared with their later impressions of the program and the lessons learned. Recommendations for improvement for future years are also provided.

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