Goals: You will have the chance to...
- Actively express your opinions to a real Japanese audience
- Consider first-hand how big media operates and presents information
The worldwide audience of Japanese-speakers interested in New York, Columbia University, or life at an American university – and also your classmates, of course
We will create radio programs about life at Columbia University using an interview format
- Discuss what constitutes a good podcast (radio program).
- Everyone will decide on the categories that we will use to critique our own and each other’s podcasts.
- Keeping #1 in mind, we will form groups of 2-3 people and create podcasting scripts. The shows will be in the form of interviews. Everyone will write scripts that should be of interest to a Japanese university student curious about life at an American university.
- We practice reading the scripts in a natural manner. (If it is necessary, students should memorize their scripts. The point is that the scripts must NOT sound stilted and unnatural).
- Record the podcasts (We will be using “Wimba,” which is on Courseworks).
- Listen to your classmates’ podcasts and make comments. (Examples: Grammar mistakes; Boring; etc.).
- Correct and improve the scripts.
- Record a second time.
- We post the podcasts online, and allow a worldwide audience to listen.
- Listen to the podcasts created by you and your classmates; critique them.