PRE-CLASS TASK INCLUDED BELOW the class description.
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Although the projects we'll look at and create together start off with nothing more than people, paper, and markers they wind up involving online surveys, interactions with the global learner community via social media, and lead to in- class or online presentations with big results. Along the way there's lots of interaction, listening, speaking, and pronunciation work combined with some reading, writing, and thinking. In this session you'll learn all you need to know to get started.
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(1) In what ways could projects built around reading and writing activities improve listening, speaking, and pronunciation?
(2) How could social media be used to turn classroom projects that start with pen and paper into something much more?
(3) Share a story of kindness. It can be a story that happened to you or a story you know about. Use this as an example:
Recently when I was in Bangkok, I saw an old man pushing a cart full of fruit across a busy intersection. As he hurried across the street, one of his shoes came off. I saw him look down at his lost shoe and then up at the traffic coming and then decide in an instant to leave the shoe behind in order to get his load of fruit to the other side. I was not too far behind him and not in a hurry, so I waited for a break in traffic, went out to get his shoe, and brought it to him on the other
side. When the old man saw me walking up to him his lost shoe, his face broke into one of the biggest, sweetest smiles I've ever seen. He offered me some fruit as a reward. I tried to refuse or at least pay for it, but he insisted. I took it finally
because I didn't speak enough Thai to tell him that the beautiful smile he gave me was already a sweet reward.