The means of transport in my city

This task allows the telecollaborative partners to exchange information about the means of transportation in their cities.

Institution reporting the task:

Language of task instructions:

English

Target Group:

Any

Level:

B1
B2

References and acknowledgements:

None

Type:

Information exchange

Estimated Duration:

1 session

Topic:

Means of transportation

Tags:

means of transportation
transport
city

Acknowledgements:

None

Language Configurations:

Bilingual

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

Any

Dominant language production:

Speaking/listening synchronous

Target Competences:

Language competence
Intercultural skills
Online communication skills

Specific pedagogical objectives:

Development of students interest in cultural similarities and differences

Suggested Communication Tools:

Social Networks

Suggested Resources:

None

Instructions:

Stage 1
(preparation through the instructors):

– create a closed blog (type Moodle or Ning)

– form teams of 4 telecollaborative partners

1 pair of students from each country


Stage 2 (research):

– Ask the pairs to research and list the most useful means of transportation of the partners’ city in terms of contexts and populations.

– The pairs publish a post on the blog summarizing the main means of transportation used in the partners’ city.

– The teams exchange their ideas on these points through comments on the partner&#39 s post.


Stage 3 (exchanges):

-The teams exchange information about their own means of transportation in form of a synchronous discussion (videoconference on Skype or through chat):

The means of transportation in relation to locations/ their durations / why these types of transportation?/ the inconvenient aspects of these means of transportation


Stage 4 (wrap-up in class):

Assess the quality of the exchange, the suggested questions of the instructors and the differences between the means of transportation in each country together with the telecollaborative partners

Learner Texts:

None

Document related to the task:

None

Criteria for Completion:

The telecollaborative partners exchanged a great number of information about the means of transportation in these two cities. The two groups asked questions or reacted through comments.

Comments and suggestions:

None

Author/copyright:

Le français en Première Ligne (2008-2009) Lyon-Berkeley. Damien Galeron (tâche 2 « Les moyens de transport »)

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