Getting to know each other

In this task the students are expected to introduce themselves and present their teaching background, technology-in-teaching experience as well as state their expectations about the participation in the exchange. Depending on their technology skills and the available tools, they can introduce themselves in writing (e.g. in a forum post), orally (by recording a podcast) or in a multimodal way (creating a slideshow, a glog or a short movie)

Institution reporting the task:

None

Language of task instructions:

English

Target Group:

Level:

A1
A2
B1
B2
C1
C2

References and acknowledgements:

None

Type:

Information exchange

Estimated Duration:

1 session

Topic:

Personal introductions

Tags:

warm-up
ice-breaker
socializing

Acknowledgements:

None

Language Configurations:

Bilingual
Multilingual
Lingua Franca

Language(s) that the task can be used in:

Any

Dominant language production:

Speaking/listening asynchronous

Target Competences:

Intercultural skills
Online communication skills

Specific pedagogical objectives:

Development of students foreign language competence
Development of students ability to communicate and collaborate with others online
Creation of a friendly, non-threatening atmosphere in the groups
Creation of social bonds between participants
Development of students interest in cultural similarities and differences
Promotion of communication and collaboration between the students

Suggested Communication Tools:

Asynchronous text
Voice recording tools
Multimedia tools
Real time conferencing
Moodle-like
Blogs
Second Life

Suggested Resources:

None

Instructions:

In this task you will create a text/podcast/multimodal presentaion in which you and your team will introduce yourselves to your partners. If you want to combine text, sound and images, consult your teacher for a list of tools you can use. Don&#39 t be afraid to combine them. Your presentation (podcast) should be 1-2 minutes (depending on file size). It should include: – Personal background information: Name, country, languages you speak/learn – your field of study – expectations from this collaboration – your interests – one thing that not many people know about you

Learner Texts:

Document related to the task:

None

Criteria for Completion:

Since it s an introductory task, the criteria should not be too rigid.

The task has been completed after the partnering students have commented on the presentation or responded to students forum posts.

Comments and suggestions:

None

Author/copyright:

None

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