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This is a project that allows students to collaborate with various digital tools while practicing FL skills and enhancing cultural competencies in a given lesson. Examples of digital tools used for this specific lesson are flipgrid (speaking), twitter and padlet (writing and culture), as well as virtual reality with Google cardboard to experience culture.
This project will allow students to run with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain at the festival of San Fermín from the comfort and safety of the classroom using virtual reality. The objective is to give students an immersive cultural experience in addition to learning about this world famous event and festival. The students will use Google cardboard viewers along with a smartphone and the google cardboard application.
This interdisciplinary lesson combines Spanish language, history, art, and cultural studies. Students annotate historical moments contained in an authentic text (Renau’s mural). By the end of the semester, students will have generated a complete timeline of the events studied in class. Students also create their own artwork related to another moment in history and add it to the timeline.
Inspired by real estate television shows like House Hunters International, students use the houses listed on authentic real estate websites to select a house that fits within their budget, space, and style requirements. As students practice house vocabulary, they are also learning about typical housing styles in another country.
Unlike Roman letters, Chinese characters are hieroglyphic, which makes it easy as well as difficult to learn. Learning the characters of Chinese cities, students can get some sense of the hieroglyphic aspect of the Chinese characters. More importantly, students learn about the characteristics, amazing natural scenery, fantastic human creations, renowned landmarks or histories of each of the important cities in China. Creative designer Shi Changhong from Southwest China's Guizhou province has designed a set of artistic provincial and urban logos while integrating Chinese characters and local specialties.