Unit 2 Session 4

Session length and engagement with your online classmates depends on YOU, so proceed to the next session whenever you’re ready. Remember that your peers await your contributions. Help them learn with you and from you!

Session 4 PART 1: Listening comprehension: Talk show (9.5 minutes)

Watch this clip of a TV talk show aired in Kenya, in which three women discuss the topic of lifestyle pressures, living above your means.

Bullet point key ideas each of them expresses. In your F2F classroom you may divide up this task in a group of three to focus on the host, the Caucasian guest Dana, and the Kenyan guest Lydia. Ponder: How do these key ideas apply in your corner of the world? 



Session 4 PART 2, Session 5 & 6: Oral Communication: Rap or Talk show
CHOICE A: Collaborate in a pair to create a RAP on lifestyles (mainstream, alternative, one or more, up to you) and explain the choices and/or values of the particular lifestyles. Perform the rap in an audio or video compilation, and share it with the other forum groups in Session 6.

CHOICE B: In groups of 4-6 (ensure you’re working with someone new from your Forum group) create a talk show video and explain the choices and/or values of particular lifestyles. Make the clip up to 10 minutes in length, and share it with the other forum groups in Session 6.

Use the Google docs below or alternative means of collaboration to figure out your contribution to the task:

CHOICE B: PART 1 – minor challenge

1/ the focus your talk– formulate your inquiry question with which you’ll begin (watch the Kenyan host do it right at the beginning, sets the focus of the discussion)
2/ assume roles/personas for the guest speakers (keep your cultural backgrounds in mind.)
3/ script your questions and answers – have fun with it, it needn’t be stiff or rehearsed.

CHOICE B: PART 2 – major challenge

4A/ conduct a group SKYPE session & record it  OR      4 B/ record your video feed for the compilation – you may decide to use the same white wall backdrop, or all use trees in the background, or all sit round a table in a room to simulate real-time discussion, whatever works for you, then send your video feed to one person in the group (or two) to piece it together.

5/ share the final product so all groups can watch (upload to a free Wistia account and share the link, as Vimeo/ Youtube are unavailable in some countries, or give the file to your teacher who will send it to Connect2Learn for sharing.)

FORUM 1 collaboration space is HERE

FORUM 2 collaboration space is HERE

FORUM 3 collaboration space is HERE

Remember to divide up the project into smaller tasks fairly equally, but keep in mind prior knowledge and individual skill sets.

  1. Collaborate on the project synchronously (online at the same time) or asynchronously (offline).
  2. Figure out how to do this! To enable a REAL TIME DISCUSSION, you’ll need to agree to download and use Google doc chat, or apps like Fleep, WhatsApp, Line, Wechat or Discord (great for both chat and voice chat) and agree on a DAY/TIME suitable for all or most group members. Perhaps TRELLO is the answer? Perhaps TWIDDLA? Perhaps DOODLE
  3. Negotiate how to present your answer through your group’s choice of video design.