Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Two courses, two exchanges

Dear all,

Here's a basic description of the two courses you will have to choose from for this semester. Based on your schedules you will choose one of the two. They offer different but equally interesting opportunities. It is impossible to do an exchange with more than 25 students so you really need to divide yourselves in two groups. Otherwise, I'll have to make the choices for you.

We'll see!

Sarah


Padova-Dickinson Exchange

Themes

Comparison of American and Italian culture

Languages

L1 in forums, L2 and L1 on Skype

Tools

blog for course information / tasks

personal blogs for reflective blogging

wiki and forum for asynchronous exchange

Skype (planned) for synchronous exchange

Facebook for informal communication

No. of students

25 students

Calendar

Mondays: 16.00-17.30 Lab B Maldura

Tuesdays (7-14 students): 14.30-15.30 Pineca P20, via Marzolo, 9

Wednesdays (7-14 students): 14.30-15.30 Lab EF 9

Free time (2-4 students)

Duration

Off and on throughout the semester




Padova-Poznan

Themes

Comparison of Polish and Italian culture and of these cultures with the dominant Anglo-Saxon cultures

Languages

L2, or English as a lingua franca

Tools

blog for course information / tasks

personal blogs for reflective blogging

wiki for asynchronous exchange

Skype (unplanned) for synchronous exchange

Facebook for informal communication

No. of students

25 students

Calendar

Mondays: 14.30-16.00 Lab B Caldura

Wednesdays: 14.30-16.00 Lab EF9

Duration

Off and on throughout the semester


Useful links
Wiki for the Padova-Dickinson exchange http://tulanepadova.pbwiki.com/Padova-Dickinson
Cultura questionnaires http://cultura.mit.edu/cultura06/user_login.php
Skype http://www.skype.com

1 comment:

Stefania said...

hi Sarah,
my name is not in the list maybe because in the 1st semester I didn't attend the lab lessons.
I'd like to take part to the Padova-Poznan exchange. Let me know... this is my only possibility because I work!

thank you
Stefania