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  • RitaZ
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    13 September, 2016 at 13:39
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    Students in Wheelright, Argentina, looking for Partners in the World

    Hello, colleagues across the world!

    There’s a group of 15/17-year-old Argentinian students of English willing to run an international project during next October-November.

    All students are expected to have at least a B1 command of the English language

    Details of the project:

    Phase 1: Asynchronous
    • There will be a blog opened in blogger.com to host all activities
    • Teachers involved will get in contact to decide on topics of interest to motivate learners to participate. Possible ideas: school life, family life and customs, every-day routine, week-end entertainment conditions locally and preferences, hopes and dreams, changes they would like to see in their places and reasons, how technology affects their lives, juvenile crimes.
    • There will be a Google Doc for teachers to discuss ideas
    • Once the topics have been chosen, teachers will decide on different tools to integrate into the blog
    • First activity: general introductions: all stds will introduce themselves and pose any queries regarding their expectations: text, photos, maps will be exchanged in the blog
    • Possible tools to select from: Voicethread, Thinglink, Pinterest, Padlet, Infographics, Google Drawing, Animation Tools, Video Tools
    • This phase will be around one-month long

    Phase 2: Synchronous
    • During November there will be a synchronous encounter via Skype or Google Hangouts, to allow all students to get the chance to see each other and interact through speaking
    • Teachers involved in the project will decide on the topics to focus on, according to the success and to the interest discussions in the blog have aroused.

    Project Objectives:
    • familiarize learners with technology
    • allow them to practise English in authentic, meaningful situations
    • contact English speaking people from other countries
    • raise awareness of the importance of going global
    • help students hone the four skills
    • expand learners’ cultural understanding and horizons

    Those interested in joining this project, please contact me at rita@zeinstejer.com

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