Developing Intercultural Communicative Competence -

A virtual excahnge between Chile and Germany

Participating countries:

Germany – Chile

Participating universities:

Heilbronn University of Applied Sciences (Heilbronn) - University of Chile (Santiago de Chile)

Project description:

Students of English at the Sontheim Campus in Heilbronn have been participating in a telecollaboration in English with the University of Chile since March 2021. The students in Chile are doctoral students taking an Academic Writing course.

Almost 30 students at the HHN and the Universidad in Chile work in pairs or threes in video conference meetings over a period of six weeks on different tasks that have been developed jointly by the teaching staff.

In the process, the students get to know other students from a culture that is largely unknown to them. They train their communication skills, their awareness of intercultural issues and improve their understanding of other cultures and their own culture. In the recorded final presentations, which the students prepare together, the aim is to work out commonalities and differences between the cultures.


since summer term 2021

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