KA2 Project: Information and Educational Materials for Refugees and Immigrants

Europe is nowadays undergoing an important crisis when it comes to migratory flows. People from different countries and cultures are forced to leave their homes searching for a better and safer place to live. We must be ready to welcome these people and share the world.

A 6 PRODUCTION OF VIDEO BASED UNITS LANGUAGE LEARNING IN THE ITALIAN INSTITUTION

The video-based units for learning Italian language were created by CPIA 1 Brescia students attending lower secondary school classes at Calvino centre.Thanks to the activities carried out to create the video-based units, the students had the opportunity to improve their knowledge of Italian language and society and they learned how to use ICT tools.

During the second training event, which took place in Brescia in the second week of May, the students could also improve their communicative competence by practising their English speaking skills, when they introduced themselves and presented their work to our project partners. The presentation below shows the steps by wich the activities were carried out.

 

 

FIRST STEP – VIDEO INTERVIEWS

 

To understand asylum seekers and immigrants' difficulties in learning Italian, we video interviewed some of our classmates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SECOND STEP – CHOOSING THE THEMES AND WRITING THE SCRIPTS

 

After understanding a bit more of the problems they were facing, we decided to focus on the following situations:

  • How to introduce yourself

  • At the doctor’s

  • At the school canteen

  • At the registry office

  • At the train station

Then we wrote the scripts. Every video-based unit consists of two short videos: part A introduces the topic through a dialogue between students, part B develops the topic through a dialogue between a student and another person (a cook, a doctor, an employee).

 

 

 

 

THIRD STEP – AUDITIONS

 

We had the scenes, now we needed the actors! Several students volunteered for the auditions and they were great. Unfortunately, we couldn’t cast them all, so we had to choose only some of them to be our actors and actresses.

 

 

 

FOURTH STEP – RECORDING

 

We could finally start shooting in our "studio", where we have a green screen on which post-production effects, such as background images, can be added. Our actors  played their roles and our cameramen recorded the scenes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

FIFTH STEP - EDITING

 

Specific software was used for editing the videos. First, the videos were uploaded, then the background images were added, and position, brightness and contrast were adjusted. Finally, the text and the music were added too.

 

To see all the videos click on the following link to our youtube channel.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZEuOJMbNfIdXZnEwoFz2xw

Or to our facebook page IEMRI

https://www.facebook.com/IEMRI/

 

 

Participating students

Juliano Bernardi (actor, writer, director)

Bara Khouma (actor, writer)

Yero Diallo (actor)

Doğucan Juna (actor)

Kaoutar Rami (actress, writer)

Lamarana Diallo (actor)

Olena Bitar (actress)

Zemka Velagic (actress)

Awa Ndiathie (actress, writer)

Ibrahim Bah (cameramen, director)

Nicola Bordiga (interviewer, actor, video maker)

Michael Jordan Zingale (interviewer, actor, video maker)

Onorata Mirella Gbahou (actress, writer)

Saira Aziz (actress, writer)

Mahamadou Camara (actor)

Thior Vieux Ousmane (actor, interviewee)

Ebou Sarr (interviewee)

Mady Sar (interviewee)

Mouhamaddu Fall (interviewee)

Dumitru Gurin (interviewee)

Zhao WenWen (interviewee)

 


 

 Video-based units

Unit 1  Unit 2  Unit 3 Unit 4  Unit 5 

Author: Mª Ángeles Díez
Last editor: Alessandra Cottignoli