Stablishing the teletandem partnership with UNESP - Universidade Estadual Paulista
Please, download and fill out the Teletandem Schedule Template below as complete as possible, with: (a) your students' first and last names, (b) their e-mail (optional), (c) the corresponding Skype account through which the student will be interacting, (d) day of the week in which the sessions will be held; (e) time of the sessions (your time and the Braziian time); (f) total number of sessions you want to conduct with your class and (g) total number of hours.
Implementing the teletandem sessions with us
When you receive the confirmation e-mail that your group has been formed, you will know the name and e-mail address of your teacher-collaborator who will mediate the sessions in our lab. You will be able to exchange ideas and plan joint activities with him/her, if you wish. Try to follow the steps below before you start the sessions on the scheduled days:
- Schedule a test of the equipment and connection with our staff (Skype to teletandembrasil) the week before starting your sessions
- Avoid being late to connect. You must have enough time to set the equipment, connect the Skype accounts and get connected before your students arrive in the lab. Our lab staff will answer the Skype calls. When the students arrive in the classroom, the Skype connections are already established and all they have to do is to sit down and start the interactions. For that, students must be assigned specific computers previously.
- one or two classes before the teletandem sessions start, conduct an Orientation Session with your students. The purpose of the Orientation Sessions is to prepare your students for learning foreign languages in teletandem and to have a successful and gratefying experience with teletandem.
- Try to use the Orientation Session Power Point below. You can download it, by clicking on the icon below.