The content of this course is learner driven. Working in intercultural dyads or triads, students will select and research one of 6 potential topics - body image and social media, climate change and youth activism, disability and society, diversity on screen, gender and education, science denial and youth activism - in order to design and disseminate a social media campaign.
Over 6 weeks, students meet in small groups of 8-12 participants for 2h00 via Zoom to engage in intercultural dialogue and work towards their social media campaign. They alternate plenary phases where all members of the group are engaged in intercultural dialogue, and project work in dyads in breakout rooms.
The social media campaigns made by students are shared on the Espace Langues Instagram page.
A minimum level of B2 in English (European framework) is required to participate.
- be able to discuss current social issues in a lingua franca context
- develop cultural sensitivity and awareness
- design and deliver a micro social media campaign
Students are guided through their project in stages:
- Week 1: Breaking the ice and getting to know each other
- Week 2: Forming dyads and deciding on a topic
- Week 3: Exploring the topic and purpose of the campaign
- Week 4: Designing the campaign
- Week 5: Getting feedback and reviewing designs
- Week 6: Taking stock and wrapping up
100% continuous assessment
- 20% Formative - engagement in weekly facilitated dialogue sessions
- 40% Formative - weekly reflective journal submissions -
- 20% Summative - social media campaign submission in week 6
- 20 % Summative - final speaking task submission in week 6
Laüra Hoskins (UB) and Ashley Chandler (UGOE)
Facilitators from language centres at the University of Bordeaux.