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What’s So Epic About This Legend?     Blending Technologies to Teach Language and Culture at Multiple Levels              ...
The Tales of Shahnameh“The Persians regard Ferdowsi as the greatest oftheir poets. For nearly a thousand years they haveco...
The Tales of Shahnameh              Ferdowsi            Shahnameh      Zal                Simorgh
Classic Literature  In The Language Classroom                                   Benefits                                  ...
CollaborationDr. Fatemi JahromiTehran UniversityAuthor of “An English Translation of Selected Tales of Shahnameh”
The Project         Take the story of Simorgh         Adapt for learners at:         • Novice         • Intermediate      ...
A Closer Look At The Technology
Articulate Presenter
Articulate Quizmaker
Before You Know It                http://www.byki.com/listcentral.html
https://larcmoodle.sdsu.edu
iBook Author   http://tiny.cc/simorgh-ibook
Future Plans        Complete Novice level   Additional activities and support        Make widely available     Different s...
Thank You                                                       Q&A                                    Produced by the Lan...
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What’s So Epic About This Legend? Blending Technologies to Teach Language and Culture at Multiple Levels

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Presented at the 2012 CALICO Conference at the University of Notre Dame by Evan Rubin, Chris Brown, and Mana Mohtasham

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What’s So Epic About This Legend? Blending Technologies to Teach Language and Culture at Multiple Levels

  1. 1. What’s So Epic About This Legend? Blending Technologies to Teach Language and Culture at Multiple Levels Produced by the Language Acquisition Resource Center at San Diego State University Language Acquisition Chris Brown Evan Rubin Mana Mohtasham Resource Centercbrown@projects.sdsu.edu erubin@projects.sdsu.edu mohtasham@mail.sdsu.edu http://larc.sdsu.edu/ Twitter: LARC_SDSU
  2. 2. The Tales of Shahnameh“The Persians regard Ferdowsi as the greatest oftheir poets. For nearly a thousand years they havecontinued to read and to listen to recitations fromhis masterwork, the Shah-nameh, in which thePersian national epic found its final and enduringform. Though written about 1,000 years ago, thiswork is as intelligible to the average, modernIranian as the King James version of the Bible is toa modern English-speaker. The language is purePersian with only the slightest admixture ofArabic.”- The Encyclopedia Britannica
  3. 3. The Tales of Shahnameh Ferdowsi Shahnameh Zal Simorgh
  4. 4. Classic Literature In The Language Classroom Benefits Culture History Challenges Language level Support / Activities
  5. 5. CollaborationDr. Fatemi JahromiTehran UniversityAuthor of “An English Translation of Selected Tales of Shahnameh”
  6. 6. The Project Take the story of Simorgh Adapt for learners at: • Novice • Intermediate • Advanced • Superior Develop interactive story with: • Audio • Text • Language Support • Activities • Quizzes Use in STARTALK Summer Camp VIEW A SAMPLE
  7. 7. A Closer Look At The Technology
  8. 8. Articulate Presenter
  9. 9. Articulate Quizmaker
  10. 10. Before You Know It http://www.byki.com/listcentral.html
  11. 11. https://larcmoodle.sdsu.edu
  12. 12. iBook Author http://tiny.cc/simorgh-ibook
  13. 13. Future Plans Complete Novice level Additional activities and support Make widely available Different stories / languages
  14. 14. Thank You Q&A Produced by the Language Acquisition Resource Center at San Diego State University Language Acquisition Chris Brown Evan Rubin Mana Mohtasham Resource Centercbrown@projects.sdsu.edu erubin@projects.sdsu.edu mohtasham@mail.sdsu.edu http://larc.sdsu.edu/ Twitter: LARC_SDSU

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