Created using a moodle forum in a shared course area. Our virtual classroom area was open to students of all abilities studying French/English in UK and France.
Having tasked each student/group of students to identify a news item that interests them (in the target language) they post the item or link to it as a forum post, adding their opinion/reason for choice. They can record their comments through text and voice. They then monitor and respond to each other' s news items.
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|Online communication skills|
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Development of students interest in cultural similarities and differences
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|Voice recording tools|
news sites list: we used http://1jour1actu.com/for lower levels of French
Create a shared forum space which allows hyperlinks and voice recording.
This task is created and introduced in class time but mostly takes place outside the classroom as social learning.
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