Learning activity 2 Evidence: The exchange program Read about student exchange programs: Fuente: SENA Student exchange programs have become quite popular. Nowadays, it is easy to spend a summer, a semester or even a year in another country studying and learning about another culture. These programs became increasingly popular after World War II and were originally created in an effort to increase understanding and tolerance of other cultures. They were also designed for participants to improve their foreign language skills and social interaction abilities. Many students from secondary school or university have the chance to travel and study abroad*. There are a variety of options available allowing you to select the location and type of program. There are also options for all types of budgets and preferences. In some cases exchange students live and share with a host family while they study. This reinforces cultural literacy and language learning when applicable. The host family provides a room, food and cultural exchange for the student. Exchange programs are definitely an excellent option to improve cultural knowledge and interact with people from other cultures. *Study abroad: To study in a different country. Your family is participating in an international student exchange program. Therefore you are going to receive a student from New Zealand who is going to stay from January to April in your country, learning the language and interacting with your culture. Write him an e-mail introducing you and your family and telling him about your country and its culture. Consider the following questions for the email: Why did you decide to enroll in this program? What do you know about New Zealand and its culture? What does he need to know about your country and its culture? What is the weather like during those months? What places can he visit? What type of festivals and celebrations can he attend? What is transportation like? Don’t forget to: Include a photo of your house and your family. Include ideas and vocabulary related to cultural literacy learned in the study material. In the e-mail, underline the ideas included. Include at least 3 ideas. Use adjective clauses in the e-mail (at least 5 examples). Use connectors and punctuation. Here is an email template. Look at the parts it must have: Fuente: SENA This sample will help you write your e-mail. It also has useful expressions you can use when writing e-mails. When you finish your work, send the file to your instructor through the platform as follows: 1. Click the title of this evidence. 2. Click Examinar mi equipo and look for the file in your computer. Make sure the file is attached. 3. Leave a comment for the instructor (optional). 4. Click Enviar. Note: This evidence is an individual activity. Remember to check the learning guide in order to know if you have done all the assigned activities, how to develop them and deliver them correctly. Criterios de evaluación Detalla aspectos sobre personas, lugares y cosas, empleando la estructura gramatical requerida. Discute ideas sobre los principios de alfabetización cultural, usando el vocabulario y la gramática requerida.