Tandemprojekt mit der Deutschen Schule Kapstadt

Englischunterricht in der Klasse 9 b:

Tandemprojekt mit der Deutschen Schule Kapstadt

In den letzten zwei Monaten des Schuljahres 2016/17 wurde in der Klasse 9 b ein Projekt zum interkulturellen Lernen im Englischunterricht durchgeführt. Daran beteiligt waren die Klasse 9 b der Via-Claudia-Realschule sowie die Klasse 9 c der Deutschen Schule in Kapstadt, Südafrika. Das Tandemprojekt zeichnet sich dadurch aus, dass sowohl Englisch als auch Deutsch Anwendung finden, da die deutschen Schüler ihre Englischkompetenzen und die südafrikanischen Schüler ihre Deutschkompetenzen verbessern sollen.

Zunächst haben die Klassen separat in Gruppen kulturelle Themen wie Sehenswürdigkeiten, Natur, Musik und Sport in ihrem Heimatraum mithilfe des Internets und in Kooperation mit dem Fach IT erarbeitet (an dieser Stelle vielen Dank an Frau Schulzik und Frau Weiberg). Natürlich war ein interessantes Thema ebenfalls die jeweilige Schule. Die erstellten PowerPoint-Präsentationen wurden an die jeweils andere Klasse gesendet und von dieser interessiert angesehen.

In einer zweiten Phase wurde jedem Schüler ein Tandempartner aus dem anderen Land anhand von Gemeinsamkeiten zugeteilt. Die Schüler stellten sich jeweils ihre Lieblingsorte in Videos vor und tauschten Emails aus. Eine letzte Aufgabe bestand darin, Artikel über den jeweiligen Tandempartner bzw. seine Kultur im Vergleich zu sich selbst bzw. zur eigenen Kultur zu verfassen. Schließlich wurden die besten drei Artikel von den Schülern für die Schulwebsite gewählt.

Deutsche Internationale Schule Kapstadt

Quelle: http://www.dsk.co.za/fotos_d.html

Die drei besten Schülerartikel:

What I really like about the school project is that I could find a new friend from another continent. My penpal Raquel is from South Africa, so I needed to write with her in English. It is so much easier to write or talk with someone in English from another country than in school. It was also interesting to see what their school looks like and it is so much bigger than ours. When you look outside from their school, you can see the city, and if you look outside from our school, then you can see a graveyard. Our teacher and the teacher from my penpal had tried that the two classes skype together, but that didn’t work, because the Wi-Fi was too bad for that. But it was an interesting project to see how kids in South Africa live.

Interesting for me in Joshua’s life is that his hobby is table tennis. It is a very fast sport that is not so popular in Africa, because Africa has not as good table tennis players as other countries. I can compare it with my life very well, because table tennis is also my hobby and I have played table tennis in a club for five and a half years. I have a big talent for this sport. In many tournaments in our district the other players know me very well and they know that I am a really good player and not so easy to defeat. I have not seen Joshua play table tennis, but I think he is good at table tennis. It is his hobby. I hope in the future I can see him playing table tennis here in Germany, because I have written with him on WhatsApp and he is a really cool boy and very funny.

Our English teacher had the great idea to do a project with the German school in South Africa, Cape Town. We all got our partner based on our personalities so we had something to talk about. One of our classmates did a WhatsApp group chat which I think was really cool, I had a lot of fun reading all the messages because they are really funny and so nice. One thing I was kinda sad about was that we couldn’t skype with them because of technical difficulties. But one thing that we did was PowerPoint presentations, which I thought were really interesting. We were divided into smaller groups and every group had another topic. We exchanged the presentations with the other groups in Cape Town. It was really cool to see the differences in both of our schools. I really liked this project and would love to do it again. We got to know other cultures and could exchange many things with them, which I thought was different from the school projects we normally do. I have the feeling everyone’s enjoyed it and I would definitely do it again.

Herzlichen Dank an Ramona Bachmann und die Schüler der 9 c an der Deutschen Schule Kapstadt für ihre Kooperation!