Couch surfing is an online community, where strangers interact.  The goal is travel, openness and learning about other cultures.  These characteristics makes this a perfect platform for meaningful and authentic language activities. 

Journée d’étude

We attended a presentation at L’ENS within a framework of the journée d’études, where a number of researchers presented their work.  Among them, Dr Maria Sindoni, who is an assistant professor and a language researcher at the University of Messina in Italy, spoke about her work on epistemology and video mediated communication (VCM)