Booking: 2017 Global Collaboration Day
Start: Thursday, September 21, 2017 3:30 PM
End: Thursday, September 21, 2017 4:30 PM
Duration: 1 hour
Their timezone: UTC
Their start time: Thursday, September 21, 2017 8:30 PM
Their end time: Thursday, September 21, 2017 9:30 PM
Title of event/project:
Idioms - When Language and Culture hit off
**Participants should go to this link to start the project.
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We will talk with schools in other countries --with different languages -- and learn about idioms. According to Cambridge School Dictionary, IDIOM is a group of words used together with a meaning that you cannot guess from the meanings of the separate words. We'll take a look at some challenges automatic translation tools face with such idioms. Therefore, in this videoconference, we will have fun sharing some of our language's idioms and meanings.
Project/event directions for participation:
1. Think or research about interesting idioms from your language. a) What is the word-by-word translation to English? b) If you translate word-by-word, does it have the same meaning in English? c) How would you translate or explain the meaning?
2. Join us at zoom.us/j/124606595 and share your thoughts. We can make a dictionary of idioms discussed on this event.
This event can be categorized as a:
Synchronous Collaborative Short Term Project, Asynchronous Long Term Project, Informational Session
This event is intended for the following audience(s):
intermediate grade students (10-13), secondary grade students (14-19), college or university students, pre-service teachers, teachers, organization leaders
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Host school or organization:
GLOBAL English School
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Host Location and Time Zone (UTC):
Lagoa Santa, MG - Brazil (GMT-3) This event is organized by:
An educator or educators at a non-profit school
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Lucy Gray & Steve Hargadon
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