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.
Or to our facebook page IEMRI
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)
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