A4.4: Present your favourite local cultural monument with the aid of locals!

Pre-requisite(s): This activity targets those TCNs who know the language of the host country at least up to A2-B1 level.

Estimated Duration: 3 hours (1 hour: first meeting, 2 hours: second meeting) and time for the preparation of the presentation to be decided between the TCN(s), the local(s), and the mentor.

Related to:

Step:                                         4

Dimension:                             Cognitive, Relational

Qualitative Indicator:            Local cultural monuments, Local cultural history/narratives, National language, Networking with locals                                                    

Type of activity:                     Group

The TCN(s) prepare(s) a presentation about his/her/their favourite local cultural monument, which includes aspects of its history and value supported by text, pictures, and audio-visual material. One local or more support(s) the TCN(s) in doing the relevant research, collect the necessary material, and prepare the presentation. The output of their work is presented by the TCN(s), while the local(s) attend(s) the presentation and give(s) feedback along with the mentor.

The mentor matches the TCN(s) with one local or more, ideally creating groups of individuals of the same age or that share things in common, e.g. same interest for the local cultural monuments, etc. The group agrees on a monument to be presented and announces their decision to the mentor. They together create a presentation plan and receive relevant feedback from the mentor. The group along with the mentor decide the timeframe for the preparation of the presentation as well as its size. During a second meeting, where the TCN(s) is/are the presenter(s) and the TCN(s) the audience, the presentation is implemented and the TCN(s) receive(s) feedback from the local(s) that he/she/they has/have worked with as well as from the mentor.

  1. One mentor.
  2. Paper for the development of the presentation plan.
  3. Markers.
  4. One laptop.
  5. One projector.
  6. A place for the meetings.
  7. Action plan(s).

Implementation Steps

The mentor creates a group of at least one TCN and one local that have things in common and gives them some time to co-decide the monument-topic that they will work together about. The group announces its decision and the mentor invites them to create a presentation plan for which he/she will give them feedback in order to help them implement their task.

Based on the presentation plan prepared by the group and the relevant feedback from the mentor, the three parts decide on the size of the presentation and the time that the group needs to do the research and prepare the presentation. Thus, they also decide the date of their second meeting for the output to be presented.

During the presentation, the TCN(s) take(s) the role of the presenter and the local(s), whose role has been supportive, the role of the audience. The TCN(s) present(s) the collected material through reading the slides containing text and projecting relevant pictures and videos contained in the presentation. If necessary, he/she can interrupt the presentation in order to provide additional information and clarifications. Upon completion of the presentation, the local(s) ask(s) questions to the TCN(s) to check their level of understanding and give to him/her/they feedback on different aspects of the presentation, regarding primarily its content and secondarily linguistic elements and the presentation skills of the TCN(s).

The mentor, who has watched the presentation by the TCN(s) as well as the feedback process on behalf of the local(s), gives his/her own feedback to both the TCN(s) and the local(s).

After that, the mentor signs the action plan(s) of the TCN(s) as completed.