Issues of Ecology in our Cities

This task allows the telecollaborative partners to take interest in a current subject, ecology, using the example of their cities. This task has them exchange points of view and make intercultural comparisons by producing
a text which proposes solutions for the partner&#39 s city.


Institution reporting the task:

Language of task instructions:

English

Target Group:

Any

Level:

A2
B1
B2

References and acknowledgements:

None

Type:

Comparison & analysis

Estimated Duration:

2 sessions

Topic:

Ecology, environment

Tags:

Society
Politics
Ecology
Environment

Acknowledgements:

None

Language Configurations:

Bilingual

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

Any

Dominant language production:

Writing/reading asynchronous

Target Competences:

Language competence
Intercultural skills

Specific pedagogical objectives:

Development of students interest in cultural similarities and differences

Suggested Communication Tools:

Asynchronous text

Suggested Resources:

None

Instructions:

Stage 1
(prepared by the teachers) :

– Create a closed forum (like Moodle)

– Form teams of 4 telecollaborative partners: two students (pair) from each country


Stage 2 (research)
:

– Ask each pair to develop a questionnaire (in form of a Word document) on the political situation of the partner&#39 s city in the field of ecology and the problems this can generate:

For example: Does your city enforce waste separation? Are there a lot of green spaces in your city?

– The pairs post their questionnaires in the forum

– In every team the pairs exchange their answers to the respective questionnaire in the forum


Stage 3
(production) :

– Ask the pairs to choose 3 problematic subjects from the partner team’ s responses to the questionnaire:

For example: one city implements waste separation, the other does not

-The telecollaborative partners write a text (which could be addressed &quot to the responsible parties of the ecological politics of the partner&#39 s city&quot ) to propose solutions to the problems of the partner&#39 s city

The text should comprise between 100 and 150 words depending on the level


Stage 4 (exchanges):

In the forum the partners react to the viability of the solutions suggested by the partners (they comment, add or express their disapproval)


Stage 5 (wrap-up in class): Return to the task of the production stage on the differences which exist between the ecological politics of both cities

Learner Texts:

None

Document related to the task:

None

Criteria for Completion:

The participants could suggest solutions in the area of ecology in the partners’ city by means of a text, and understand the differences that might exist concerning that subject between the two cultures.

Comments and suggestions:

None

Author/copyright:

Le français en Première Ligne (2011-2012) Grenoble-Chypre. Groupe A : Alice Saphengthong, Marianne Legeay (Tâche 4 « Trieurs d’élite »)

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