Affordances of COIL for IaH (Internationalisation at Home) during the Covid-19 pandemic: reporting on a Brazil/UK COIL-MOOC blend

Project: Research

Project Details


This project focused on learning processes in the context of higher education, discussing the role of ICTs and foreign languages in the global scenario of the Covid-19 pandemic that was imposing social distance measures in the form of lock down. It investigated how intercultural communicative competence for global citizenship can be developed through COIL (Collaborative Online International Learning) and discuss how COIL can equip students for the digital literacies needed in the 21st century.

Layman's description

Exploration of COIL for internationalisation at home in the field of applied linguistics (English language teacher education)

Key findings

These are reported here: Orsini-Jones, M., Cerveró-Carrascosa, A. & Finardi, K. (2022). A ‘Glocal’ Community of Practice to Support International ELT (English Language Teaching) Students in the UK: Project BMELTET (pp. 306-325). In C. Smith & G. Zhou (Eds.), Successful Teaching Strategies for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse International Students. IGI.
Short titleAffordances of COIL for IaH (
Effective start/end date1/09/2031/08/22

Collaborative partners


  • virtual exchange
  • COIL
  • ELT


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