This task is developed for A2/B1 learners to learn about Gorbachev’s reforms and prepare for an interview with a native speaker.
This task is a collaborative reading and creative writing task based on a typical short stories genre (articuentos) published by the Spanish writer Juan José Millás. The final product is to choose the most original articuento of the class.
While playing the role of local political actors and journalists, students are to participate in a conference in which they discuss the issues faced by migrants living in camps in Northern France.
Developed for beginner learners to consolidate their vocabulary and expose them to the authentic language. Final product: video about the song
This task involves reading authentic Russian texts and writing a short feedback in Padlet. The texts are on the topic of intercultural communication: these are interviews with Russian language learners who live/work/study in Russia. They talk about cultural shock, differences in mentality, challenges to live in Russia.
The teacher provides a number of (very clear, black&white: e.g. ‘we don’t need a monarchy’, ‘pineapple on pizza is delicious’, things like that) propositions. Two students start the debate, one of them is pro, the other con. Then after some time, the teachers rings a bell (or simply announces) and they swith their point of view immediately, a 180 degrees. The one pro becomes con, and vice versa. They continue the debate in their new role. After a few minutes, two new students get a new proposition and start their debate.
The goal of the task is for students to reflect on their role as a group member, to form groups based on complementary preferences and skillsets, to discuss their preferences with their group, and to come up with an action plan (final product) for the group project in which guidelines and a rough timetable for the project are described. The aim of the action plan is also to identify potential challenges for the group as well as ways to navigate these challenges.
The students need to acquire knowledge and data following the film studied (Demain) and their own reasearches on the topic of ecology and the future. The final product is a quiz on kahoot. Groups of students present their discoveries by creating a quiz on kahoot that their classmates need to answer. After each question answered, the presenting students offer a feedback with an explanation based on their research so that they can share to others what they have learned; and the rest of the class can learn while having fun.
Students have to reflect on the notions of success and fails, how to determine them, how to reflect on them and if they are the same across all countries and cultures. The final product is 1 article per student, published in a webzine created by a group (3-5) of students.