"Freedom & Future Dreams in Different Cultures"

A 3-Phase Text & Voice Blended Project

for EFL Learners, Located in these Countries:

Argentina
Kuwait
Bahrain

by

Webheads & EFL Instructors, Rita Zeinstejer, in Argentina and Buthaina Al-Othman, in Kuwait

August 10 - 22, 2005

   

Introduction | Outline | Activities | Blog | CMC Tools | SKype-Presentations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intorduction

This is an interactive , collaborative 3-phase blended project, by a group of learners, comprising EFL students and teachers from Argentina, Bahrain, and Kuwait. During phase 1, participants meet asynchronously to get to know each other, using text or sound files, posted to CAE 2005 blog. During Phase 2, participants will write short paragraphs on the topic, "Freedom & Future Dreams in Different Cultures", and post them to the blog. Then, they read each other's paragraphs and post their comments to theone they choose. In the final Phase 3, participants will synchronously meet at skype.com, to conduct their oral presentations. They can use ideas and expressions already written in their paragraphs published on the blog. The live and online skyped session will be recorded and webcast on WorldBridges LiveWire!


Outline

Phase 1: Aug 10 - 16 - Getting to know each other

  • Write and post your self-introduction paragraph to CAE 2005 blog. Include your name, age, hobbies, and favorite sport, food, and music if you wish.
  • Think of some dreams you really want to achieve but you know you are unable due to cultural obstacles.
  • First practice session at Skype.com will be held on August 16. The purpose of this session is to hear each other's voice, to test the program, and to check the setting of the audio and voice drivers on our computers.

Phase 2: Aug 17 - 20 - Preparing Students' Skype--Presentations

  • Write a short paragraph to describe your hopes for the future and the cultural difficulties, preventing you from fulfilling your future.
  • You could add ideas or advice to the next generation on ways to overcome these problems, craeted by your culture.
  • Post your paragraph to CAE 2005 blog.
  • Read one or two paragraphs posted by other participants to CAE 2005 blog.
  • Post comments to the paragraph (s) your read. Please be nice and post constructive comments.

Phase 3: Aug 21 - 22

  • Practice session 2 will be held on august 21. We will check and test everything again to make sure everything works.
  • Students' Skype-Presentations are on Monday, August 22, at 18:00 GMT.

Activities

Phase 1 | Phase 2


Blog

CAE 2005 blogspot.com


CMC Tools

Student-Presentations

Students' Skype--Presentations - on Monday, Aug 22 - 18:00 GMT.

Created on August 9 - Last updated on August 15
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