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Malik (Iranian 17 years old) by Mind Map: Malik  (Iranian 17 years old)
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Malik (Iranian 17 years old)

Name: Malik Year level: 12 Age: 17 Country of origin: Iran ELLP: Oral language: Stage 1; Reading: Stage 1B; Writing: Foundation Stage B Malik has been in NZ for 6 months. He can speak clearly in English using long, but not necessarily standard, phrases. He relies heavily on formulaic phrases, but is developing his own hypotheses about English and enjoys experimenting with these in oral communication. He uses a wide range of high frequency colloquial phrases. He can retell main ideas from listening to a text at level one (ELIP), and is functioning at stage 1, in oral work. Malik can negotiate simple transactions and express his own opinions. However, with written text Malik is at foundation stage B. His sentences show a restricted range of learned structures, and a wide range of errors. Malik is reading at Stage 1B.

Community Friends / family

Online community of peers

Parents

Farsi background information sheet

ePortfolio

His e-tutor supported him initially pointing out learning benefits for him especially with written text, and he keeps copies of all the work he has done in his e-portfolio.

Examples of work

Demonstration of progress

eProfile - Record of progress

Individual Programme Plan (IPP)

Tools

Malik is able to work independently and enjoys 'tweeting' (micro-blogging), emailing to and chatting with his e-buddies and friends in his online community. He accesses online bilingual dictionaries and spends time searching for images and music on the Internet.   He has thrived in the online environment and although now mainstreamed for mathematics and optional subjects he is still able to access his online learning community for curriculum support.

ELLINZ Moodle Course

Local library computers

Online library

He likes to access online texts at his level including the Selections series, and spends time reading books in Farsi that he finds online, for example, The Most Beautiful Song, and Not Dry, Not Wet.

School computers

Books etc

Bilingual dictionary

Podcasts/vodcasts

Malik is becoming adept at accessing resources from the Internet that have been developed and published by his peers from around the world; for example he used some of the information he heard in these podcasts from the Robert Frost Middle School wiki to help him with a piece of his homework for Module One.

Online communication tools

Wiki

Malik also stores his own resources online. For example, with his e-tutor he has created an online word bank of maths language in Farsi using a free wiki tool. He shares this with the other Farsi speaking students in his learning community, who are working with him to continue adding entries.

Microblogging

School

eTutors

Advisors (bilingual)

Mainstream teachers

eTeachers

ELLINZ Moodle Course

The ELLINZ blended course has a Moodle (online Learning Management System) component which is easily accessible by students whenever and wherever they can use a computer with Internet connectivity. DVDs are also available on request where students have fewer opportunities to access the Internet. The ELLINZ course design is underpinned by Sociocultural principles and as such Malik is encouraged to engage in scaffolded activities and tasks, with a focus on peer interaction and support.

Orientation module (week 1)

Initially, Malik watches the videos designed to scaffold basic ICT literacy skills to check his understanding of the vocabulary required (see for example Computer Nouns and Computer Verbs). He enjoys completing the interactive online exercises for recycling this vocabulary such as computer 'hangman' and computer parts wordsearch.

Module 1 (weeks 2 onwards as as required)

Malik enjoys the social interaction of attending mainstream classes but he is frustrated by his inability to achieve mainstream learning outcomes. Malik has begun first topic related module in the ELLINZ course - Science: Living World/Evolution (to explore how some living things in NZ are quite different from living things in other areas of the world), and is moving through this quickly choosing  the more advanced options built into the course.

Module 2