STUDENTS: PUT YOUR LEARNING TO WORK

USE YOUR LANGUAGE SKILLS TO MAKE A USEFUL CONTRIBUTION

Have you seen the Chinese and Japanese student pages on this site? They were created by students in second-year classes at the University of Hawaii as helpful guides for newly-arrived students from China and Japan.

To make those pages, students first met with native-speaking partners who helped them think of what information would be useful for new arrivals. Then the speaking partners helped the students put that information into Chinese or Japanese. The students created text files with the information — in other words, they typed out the information in a simple text format. Then they created or gathered graphics to go with their text, taking care not to use images that were copyright-protected. Finally, they gave their text and graphics to the teacher by email attachment or on disk, and the teacher put it onto Web pages. The whole process took about one half of the term, but it really wasn't too much work, and it was a great learning experience. On the last few days of class at the end of the semester, each student made a presentation of his or her Web page to the rest of the class using a presentation projector.

If you think this would be a good project for you or for your whole class, tell your teacher about this Web site.

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