Egal Shidad: English Language Lessons
The goal of the English Language Learning (ELL) component of the Egal Shidad Project is to develop adult Somalis’ English language abilities through activities where learners listen, speak, read and/or write in English about the health information covered in the Project's videos. Somali community members identified the health topics that the Egal Shidad Project videos and radio shows cover. They also played key roles at every level of their production. The Egal Shidad Mental Health Program and corresponding materials for use in adult English instruction were produced in year one of the project. The Egal Shidad Program on Sexually Transmitted Diseases is the result of the Project’s efforts in year two.
The Egal Shidad Project Team understands the challenge that using a video about sexually transmitted infections presents for teachers. If you are a teacher who finds yourself eager to share the important information in this video with your students, a couple strategies for doing so are outlined in our Discussion Resources.
ELL Materials for use with the Egal Shidad Mental Health Video
Instructors are encouraged to pick and choose specific mental health-related lessons based upon their students’ abilities and their comfort with the subject matter. Ideally, instructors will work with the mental health-related materials as part of several class meetings to allow time to both view the entire Egal Shidad Mental Health Video (in one sitting or in segments) and to engage students in selected, language acquistion activities.
- Individual Mental Health ELL lessons and their accompanying online media and resources are also available as linked web pages. >>
Talking about sensitive topics while teaching English.
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This report (PDF 3.8MB) offers guidance for community organizations and those who fund social change in how best to harness the power of local media-making for community health improvement. Spanish-language version is now available. Una versión en español de este informe esta en la web.