30 MINUTES OF SYNCHRONOUS CHAT WILL BEGIN AT 10:30AM (MST) TUESDAY OCT. 4 USING THE EMBEDDED TLK.IO WIDGET ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE SCREEN (PLEASE LOOK FOR THE BLUE BAR TITLED L2DLAZCALL2016).
Nayara Nunes Salbego & Denise M. Osborne, Federal Institute of Santa Catarina
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This project involves the exchange of intercultural video productions among learners of Portuguese in the U.S.A and learners of English in Brazil. The goal is to provide learners opportunities for intercultural exploration as part of their intercultural language learning. In this project, learners focus on the little “c” (Seelye, 1984) (e.g., shared knowledge that is subjective, not so obvious, hidden, unconscious), and are free to create and use their imagination. Learners narrate in their respective target languages as they show aspects of their own culture to the target audience. They present their videos in class and watch the videos produced by the learners in the corresponding country. They also provide feedback to their peers in the other country.
Discussions focus on the understanding of aspects of the target culture and of their own culture, as well as the various ways of being and doing. Learners analyse and reflect upon the feedback received. In this presentation, we will talk about the steps (including preparation, production, evaluation, feedback) and show some samples of learners’ work. A survey was conducted in order to evaluate the response of the learners toward this project. The response was overwhelmingly positive. Among the outcomes, critical reflection also becomes a powerful tool in helping learners understand and appreciate the target culture as well as their own culture.
Nayara Nunes Salbego
Federal Institute of Santa Catarina – Brazil
Denise M. Osborne
University at Albany, SUNY