"Freedom & Future Dreams in Different Cultures"

A Collaborative Skype Worldbridges Project for EFL Learners in Argentina & Kuwait

by Webhead EFL Instructors, Rita Zeinstejer, in Argentina and Buthaina Al-Othman, in Kuwait

August 10 - 22, 2005

A recording of the webcast through skype worldbridges is available at: http://worldbridges.com/livewire/2005/08/22/freedom-and-future/

A recording of the rehearsal skypedsession is at: http://worldbridges.com/webheads/audio/globalskype1.mp3

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Intorduction

This is an interactive , collaborative 3-phase blended project, by a group of learners, comprising EFL students and teachers from Argentina 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

Week 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.
  • The purpose of the practice 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.

Week 2: Aug 17 - 22 - Preparing Students' Skype--Presentations

  • First practice session at Skype.com will be held on Wednesday, August 17 at 18:00 GMT
  • 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) you read. Please be nice and and gentle and try to post constructive comments to each other.

Activities

Week 1 | Week 2


Blog

CAE 2005 blogspot.com


CMC Tools

Student-Presentations


Students present the final activities live online through webcasting hosted by Worldbridges.com, (Monday, Aug 22, @ 18:00 GMT).

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