Pebbles

Project-Based Language Learning Repository

Encouraging and Engaging Young Brazilian Readers

by Rachel Mamiya Hernandez

According to UNESCO's 2012-2015 Round Table on Literacy Action Plan for Brazil, "Teaching children to read and write is still a major challenge", with children living in the North and Northeast of the country having the highest indicies of illiteracy. This project seeks to raise awareness around this issue and address it via a literacy...

Literacy: a recursive process between teaching and learning.

by Barbara Bird

The primordial difficulty of every student: to move beyond token-for-token processing to analysis and the understanding of the multiple m...

Travel Guide for Elderly Tourists from Japan

by Emi Murayama

Japan is the country with the longest life expectancy. This means that there is a large population with an abundance of leisure time. An ...

Storybooks for Haiti and Napa

by Don Doehla, NBCT

Students will gain greater literacy, while supporting others in their own literacy development, by co-authoring children's storybooks wit...

Girl power!

by Nicole Naditz

 

In many parts of the world, including our Peace Corps match village in rural western Africa, girls are unlikely to continue their...

ISI 2015: The Little Explorers Project

by Maria Paredes-Fernandez

The concept of global citizenship is paramount, especially now in our increasingly interconnected world. It is so important, that Rick St...

Clean Water for All / Agua Limpia para Todos

by Stacy Amling

All too often, we frame the discussion of clean water and water access as a problem that others face. We take for granted that the water ...

Stories for Sarah

by Barbara Bird

In this project, community college students enrolled in 2nd semester Italian will create stories for a young Italian girl being...

Welcome Video

by Sally Garneski

Midddle School video in French to help with orientation of new students from Francophone Africa

"Easy Japanese" & How We Want It to Be: Messages from Japanese Learners in American Colleges

by Naoko Nemoto

In this project, students will contribute to the developing Easy Japanese by making suggestions to those who are conducting research on i...

¡Vamos a la feria! / Let's go to the Fair!

by Stacy Amling

Typical celebrations and fairs often have deep cultural ties that go far beyond the surface images and practices in which participants en...

Celebrating Persian New Year (Noruz) at University of Hawaii at Manoa

by Ladan Hamedani

The project idea is to present Persian New Year, Noruz, at University of Hawaii at Manoa. The product will be presenting an event introdu...

Bollywood Parody of Romeo and Juliet

by Sai Bhatawadekar

This is a cross-cultural creative project that involves co-writing, directing, and performing a parody of an iconic Indian film. (Think t...

Melding Games with Empathy

by Beverlyn Nagaue

Japanese III high school students concurrently study the Japanese concept of "omoiyari" (similar to empathy) and Japanese New Year's acti...

Growing a Russian-Language Community at a Mid-Western Liberal Arts College

by Maria Hristova

Problem:

DePauw students of Russian investigate why the Russian-speaking community at the university has dwindled to the point of virtu...

Authentic Regional Culinary Experience

by Xuan Wang-Wolf

In this project, students will explore the abundance of Chinese regional cuisines and learn about their geological, cultural and historic...

Indonesian Gotong Royong (Mutual Assistance), Traditional Communal work for the community

by Siska Nelson

Students will immerse themselves in eastern culture of working together in a community. In Indonesia the idea of social interaction is co...

Making the World Better for the Future: Through discussing current social and cultural issues in Japanese

by Noriko Fujioka-Ito

The ultimate goal of this project is to compare and contrast two cultures in an effort to mutually understand other cultures and develop ...

Getting to know the Spanish speaking community at Everett Community College

by Sarah Willoughby

The students will become familiar with the Spanish speaking population of our college through exporation of the cultural context includin...

Mottainai for an Eco Life

by Junko Simpson

Global warming is a serious issue that people around the world are concerned about. San Diego has been listed as one of the 14 cities in ...

Healthy Activities in All Weather

by Sally Garneski

First grade students studying the weather in their science classes will share data from their journals with the 8th grade students. Stude...

Not So Fast: The Influx of American Fast Food in Italy and Its Effects on Italian Youth

by Daniela Busciglio

This project examines the increasing quantity of American fast food chains in Italy and the increasing consumption of fast food by Italia...

Tourist Guides for Teens - An Intercultural Journey

by Don Doehla, NBCT

Students in Napa, California, will collaborate with students in Ottawa, Canada, and in Marseille, France, to create digital tourist guide...

Dunk Tank for Natsumatsuri (Japanese summer festival) at a Japanese Language School

by Masako Douglas

Students at a Japanese as a heritage language (JHL) school will make a proposal for their school’s Japanese summer festival, in whi...

Cute and Wild Orphans! ¡Huérfanos lindos y silvestres!

by Alicia Gignoux

     Humans come into contact with wildlife all over the world.  Some of the encounters are positive and others ...

ISI 2015 Rediscover the Community with Culture and Food

by yan li

Students will explore and interpret the presence of Chinese culture (particularly represented in food) in St. Louis by interviewing inter...

Great East Japan Earthquake and Energy policy and production

by Noriko Kolbe

 Students will help support Japanese speaking Georgians to develop a stance on critical energy issues in Georgia by cr...

Animal Action News Program: Help Wild Animals Stay Wild

by I-Ling Hsu

The key driver for eating is hunger for sure but the eating habit we have is not solely determined by physiological or nutritional needs....

Sample Project

by IT Office at the Center for Language and Technology

 

Children are excited to tell stories and discover more about the world they know best: their family and local community. By turni...

Japanese campus map and guide

by Yumiko Tateyama

There has been an increase in the number of Japanese visitors to the University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM) campus. While the English versio...

What makes a place a good place to...?

by Stephen Tschudi

Challenging Problem or Question: What makes a place a good place to...?

In different cultures, different public spaces are considered ap...