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Communication, Media & Learning Technologies Design
In the Department of Mathematics, Science & Technology
Banana Bridge: An intercultural website for immigrant youth in ESL learningRuichen Liu, M.A. in Instructional Technology and Media
Immigrant youth are increasing population in American and they are faced with many cultural adjustment difficulties including language barrier, lacking of cultural knowledge and lacking of social practice to reconstruct their existing cultural conceptions. Banana Bridge is a aimed to provide a welcoming Chinese immigrant youth community where Chinese immigrant youth will have chance to learn about various of American culture including food, music, holidays, history and religions, etc. By engaging in culture enriched content and collaboratively write their own stories in a relay writing fashion, they will improve language skills and also to redirect from their own culture-based assumptions to develop and engage with a new culture.