This task aims to have students explore and reflect on stereotypes. The task begins with students listening to Chimamanda Adichie' s very popular TED talk, students are then asked to write their own ' single story' and share this with their peers.
Though the talk is actually in English, it has been translated into many different languages so could actually be used in lingua franca or bilingual exchanges which involve languages other than English.
Teacher trainees design an intercultural activity that allows their learners to learn more about their partners in a telecollaborative project.
This task is part of a larger task sequence aimed at exploring cross-disciplinary subjects of social sciences, language and intercultural awareness.
In this activity, students are expected to not only demonstrate that they have assimilated new knowledge, they are asked ‘ to do something with it’ . Working in virtual teams, the students are responsible for creating a plan of action that addresses a social and/or cultural issue.
This task is about stereotypes, and makes use of the online resource ' Mapping stereotypes' by the artist Yanko Tsvetkov.