Working in groups of students from the different participating universities, students are asked to prepare a presentation based on a theme of their choice. They collaborate online to make the powerpoint together and then present this common ppt. to their local classes.
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References and acknowledgements:
Making a presentation on a topic of their choice
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Dominant language production:
Specific pedagogical objectives:
Development of students analytical skills
Suggested Communication Tools:
Students work with their partners over a 2 week period to prepare a presentation on a topic of their choice. The topic should have an intercultural theme – wedding ceremonies in Spain and Germany, advertising strategies in French and American television. When the presentation is ready, each set of students presents the presentation to their local class.
The students collaborate online to create a presentation for their class in their own institutions on PowerPoint or another presentation tool such as Prezi. They may also distribute handouts to the class.
In this task students will have the opportunity to:
· write collaboratively with students from other countries,
· produce a product through research and teamwork,
· improve your speaking skills in English,
· improve your academic writing skills in English,
· improve your presentation skills,
· improve your digital skills.
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Criteria for Completion:
Here is a sample list of criteria for evaluating the presentations:
Use of Language – Can you express yourself without making many mistakes? Is it easy to understand you? (/15)
Fluency in English – Are you able to communicate your ideas in a fluent and clear way? Can you speak without referring to your notes all the time?
Content – Have you identified interesting cultural issues in your group work with the foreign partners?
Structure and organisation– Is your presentation well organised? Does it have a clear introduction, set of ideas and conclusion?Are your powerpoint and presentation materials clear and well designed?
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