The First National Conference on Modern Technology & English Language Teaching (MTELT) aims to bring Iranian EFL scholars, researchers and teachers together to exchange and share their experiences within COVID-19 pandemic and research findings on technology-assisted language learning and teaching of English in Iran. This virtual event can provide an opportunity for all to network and present their research findings to a national and worldwide EFL/ESL professional community.
The ‘transnational’, ‘value-added’ graduate has been described as being equipped with a global mindset and the transcultural and digital literacy skills needed for cross-cultural communication. These skills, as Wyburd (2017) reminds us, are implicitly developed in higher education languages students, or, can be explicitly enhanced by educators. Such explicit enhancement is the remit of telecollaboration or online intercultural exchange, more recently also referred to as virtual exchange (VE).