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Kaleidoscope Partner(s): Daniela Noe
Barnard College

Access: Columbia only
Released: January 2005


Kaleidoscope/Caleidoscopio is an innovative film-based curriculum for language instruction. Kaleidoscope immerses the student in an all-Italian site that features a series of activities based on the close analysis of Italian comedies from 1950 to 2000. As students watch selected film clips, they can choose whether to view the clip with or without synchronized closed-captioning in Italian and a synchronized glossary. Film reviews, interviews with actors and directors, and papers on the social and cultural themes portrayed in the films provide context that helps the students analyze and interpret the film clips. Students use the CourseWorks discussion board to analyze and reflect upon the films which are also discussed in class, integrating their Italian reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills.

Related project categories:
Languages | Training

Related links:
video link Daniela Noe on Kaleidoscope