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Generation Global Makes Your Students Speak
Dian Novrini

Last modified: 2022-09-30


Learning English nowadays is not quite difficult. Especially for teenagers who are always connected with the internet and social media. They easily understand the viral terms used in English. However, sometimes they reluctantly speak English in a public. They get nervous and lack of confidence. In term of this situation, Generation Global is developing global citizens through intercultural dialogue. It is the Tony Blair Institute’s global citizenship education program for young people ages 13 to 17-years that enables them to embrace the future, equipped with the knowledge, speaking and listening skills, and attitudes to become active and open-minded global citizens through video conference (VC). SMP Islam Al Azhar 9 has been linked into the website since 2004. Usually, they hold video conference in a hall with the IT equipment in central like microphone or screen in the front. While in pandemic, the students are doing the video conference by their own at home. The teacher involved a whole class to join a certain VC with a chosen topic in the web. For harder topic, the teacher only chose some of the class. Video conferences are either 60 or 90 minutes long and facilitated by one of Generation Global’s trained experts in student dialogue. They offer video conference for the age groups of both 13 to 14, and 15 to 17 with SDG’s topic. The one that is interesting is the students are having dialog with their peers from other countries like India, Ukraina, USA, and more. This emphasizes to arouse speaking skill from the students. Before having VC, they will be introduced the module related to the topic and do some tasks in the web. After that they begin to have VC with their peers. For post VC activity, the students are asked to write some review during the VC. Hopefully, this can revive the students’ confidence to speak up their ideas in English when having dialog.

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