Results from the U.S. Embassy School Election Project 2012

Publikation: Beiträge in ZeitschriftenAndere (Vorworte. Editoral u.ä.)Forschung


During the weeks leading up to the U.S. Presidential Election in fall 2012, over 1,400 German EFL students in more than 100 courses across the country participated in an interactive project to predict the outcome of the election. Each class was assigned a U.S. state to research and together their predictions formed a mock election of the U.S. President in the week prior to the actual elections. The result: These students’ predictions were more accurate than many polls published in U.S. national media. Moreover, their predictions were assembled in different categories of creative multimedia products, many of which were published online by the students themselves for the general web-audience. Below is a selection of some of these remarkable learner texts.
ZeitschriftAmerican Studies Journal
Anzahl der Seiten5
PublikationsstatusErschienen - 06.2014

Zugehörige Projekte

  • US Election Project 2012 – A Social Media-based approach to teaching US Election 2012 in the German EFL classroom at secondary level

    Projekt: Praxisprojekt

  • Learner Perceptions of Web 2.0-Enhanced EFL Tasks - An Explorative Mixed-Methods Study on the U.S. Embassy School Election Project 2012

    Projekt: Dissertationsprojekt