I've just started a private Ning network for my English as a Second Language class here in Melbourne, Australia (see my blog post
about my first week and our work from last year here
). My students are a mix of refugees and immigrants. Some have studied ICT or have quite extensive experience with computers whilst others have had little to none. What is common however, is a fierce determination and enthusiasm in respect to ICT and multimedia in general.
Due to the war backgrounds of many of the students I've kept the Ning private but I'd like the students to have contact with others beyond the classroom. So, at this stage I'm looking for teachers who'd be interested in dropping by and giving some feedback, offering advice, support and encouragement.
They were very excited last year when Connie (founder of this Ning) dropped by and gave them some comments on their first group videos. So if you're interested, let me know. I'm looking forward to slowly expanding our Ning world.
Tags: ESL, moviemaking, refugees, video
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