The aim of this partnership is for the learners, with the help of their teachers, to look for or produce original materials in English about their countries and, using these materials, design web tasks with activities to show distinctive features about their country. Throughout the process,we will be sharing good practice on how to produce a web task and use it effectively in the language class through social networking or other technologies. The web tasks will be uploaded to the project site so that the learners in the partner countries can do them as part of their learning process.
The web tasks will help them practise the four communicative skills: reading comprehension, listening comprehension, writing and speaking. When the learners in one country finish doing the web tasks prepared by the learners in another country, we will organise a video conference using the tool Skype so they can meet and discuss what they liked most about the web tasks; which aspects of the other country they found most interesting or surprising, etc. These sessions will be very important for the learners to get to know each other and their cultures, to really find out how similar or different we are, to better understand one another and to be better qualified to live and work in a multicultural society.
Since several web tasks are expected to be produced in each country, there will be a process of selecting the best one; and this task will be carried out by the learners: all the learners will vote for their favourite web task in each country and the authors of the winning web tasks will win a mobility. The mobilities will contribute to English language acquisition through different activities:a treasure hunt in the city of the language school, visits to discover the host country, etc.