The students of the “International Relations” and “Sociology” directions organized a master class, the aim of which was to discover the possibilities of using the YouTube platform for a more fun and productive study of a foreign language.
The event was organized by teachers of the Department of Foreign Languages of Humanities EP Shishmolina, IE Abramova and AV Ananyina. A working group consisting of Ivan Pavlov, Valeria Chashkina, Ksenia Abrashitova, Ekaterina Lebedeva, Daria Kononova, Ksenia Anischenko, Anna Makashova, Anastasia Olenyuk, Ulyana Vasilyeva, Kristina Ufimtseva, Victoria Zakrevskaya and Demyan Karpov got acquainted with the training group 22, which was launched by the “International Relations” students.
The 22Project YouTube channel posted videos in English on topical socio-political issues. The master class participants analyzed the work done by their colleagues and discussed how this educational work format helps not only to hone public speaking skills, but also to learn how to correctly select information, to critically assess Internet sources, analyze the data collected and visualize the results of their work in a form that is understandable and interesting to a wide audience. Another advantage of such a project is that it allows students to try their hand in a variety of genres – from podcasts to interviews – and attract students to cooperation not only from other areas of PetrSU, but also other universities.
22Project is a great example of how a group of students, on their own initiative, can turn into a quality project with a huge base of videos crafted to perfection. All the members of this YouTube channel are nice and, most importantly, interesting to listen to. They are quite young, but they are well acquainted with the material they pass on to the public and in turn are given a share of the positive and nourishment for the spirit.
There is truly something special about the works of 22Project, a kind of zest that inspires and fills life with alternate meanings, which you rarely think of in your routine. Plus, it’s great to know that the team at this channel is made up of regular students who are literally a year older than us. It at least gives the motivation to prove that you are worth something too.
Students pay attention to a wide variety of topics in their videos. They consider both the political and social spheres of society. For example, they created a series of videos dedicated to the pressing topic of our time – the coronavirus. They discussed the predictions and tried to determine the consequences of the pandemic.
There is no doubt that the writers are talented and creative, as evidenced by their approach. Every video, even on the same subject, looks unique. In addition, it is worth noting their mastery of a foreign language. All show what they have learned during the training period. We hope that in the future they will not lose this fervor and continue to improve in learning the language and use it competently in future projects. We wish the 22projet team every success,
– noted the organizers of the master class.