The forum will take place Thursday, Feb. 21, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Student Union Room 2584. It is part of the experiential and project-based learning for students who take English as a second language instruction beyond a traditional classroom setting.
“I think it’s good for international students to get experience on how they can do interviews, documentary films and organizing events,” said Khalid AlRasheedi, a student in the American Language Institute.
From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., the Advanced Speaking and Listening class will present on “Gun Culture and the College Campus.”
From 11:40 a.m. to 12:40 p.m., the Technology and Society class will discuss “Emerging Technology in Education.”
These classes are both led by Sherris Anne Schwind, UT English as a second language specialist.
At 3 p.m., the students will show a documentary titled “Lend a Hand,” which they have been producing themselves for about three weeks. It discusses childhood hunger in Toledo and what others can do to help.
“We’ve worked together, which I think improved our teamwork,” said Xian Zhang, a student in the American Language Institute, who is part of the team that made the video. “It is a good way to improve our English.”
For more information about UT’s American Language Institute, visit utoledo.edu/cisp/ali/index.html.