Learn & teach languages through stories & songs on new interactive reality show launching before the 2014 World Cup in Brazil!
"WHAT DO YOU WANT TO LEARN? WHAT DO YOU WANT TO TEACH? ... AND HOW?"
Hello, we are the Traveling Class. When we asked our students what their favorite ways to learn a new language were, they indicated that they preferred to listen to music, watch movies/TV and interact with other people. So, we developed "The Student Teacher Show," an interactive reality show in which language and cultural lessons are shared through songs and conversation. Music, storytelling, worldwide connections and learning: it's like karaoke meets Where in the World is Carmen San Diego? meets Rosetta Stone!
Best of all, our show will be FREE and broadcast around the world on-line! Please take a moment to watch the above video for an example of some of the many ways to share languages through music and storytelling.
In order to produce and launch Season 1 of The Student Teacher Show, "LOVE LANGUAGE," we must raise at least $12,000 before August 15, 2012. As we are currently based in Washington, DC and Salvador, Brazil, our deadline is mid-August so that we can produce and release "Love Language" before Brazil hosts a series of three major world sporting events: the Confederations Cup in 2013, the World Cup in 2014 and the Summer Olympics in 2016.
As fundraising on KickStarter is all-or-nothing, we identified $12,000 as the absolute minimum amount that we need in order to launch Season 1 of The Student Teacher Show. We can't fall short of our goal, but we can exceed it!
The Traveling Class plans to launch four seasons of The Student Teacher Show as a fun and effective way to share languages and cultures around the world in preparation for the aforementioned, major sporting events. Each season of the show will consist of 12 episodes of about 20 minutes each.
- Season 1 - LOVE LANGUAGE - September-December 2012 (in order to launch before 2013 Confederations Cup)
- Season 2 - ÁGUAS (WATERS) - January-June 2013
- Season 3 - Theme chosen by...YOU? - July-December 2013
- Season 4 - Theme chosen by...YOU? - January-May 2014
- The 2014 World Cup - June 12-July 13, 2014
The Student Teacher Show will air each week on the Traveling Class website. Viewers can become the stars of the show by submitting their questions, song requests, stories and challenges that determine the show's outcomes and featured musical content.
Aside from our on-line show, The Student Teacher Show is the latest addition to the Traveling Class experience taking place in classrooms around Brazil, the USA and beyond. Students participating in in-person classes held by the Traveling Class will be directly engaged in the latest adventures of The Student Teacher Show and have the opportunity to submit their input, as well.
By including the interests of all parties involved, interactivity is key to making the learning process as fun and effective as possible.
MONEY WELL SPENT
Season 1 will consist of 12 web episodes of approximately 20 minutes each. Each episode will feature at least three all-original songs by the Traveling Class. Here is the breakdown of our costs:
- Studio recording of original music (approx. $100 per song x 36 songs = $3,600)
- Canon 5D Mark II Camera & equipment ($3,200)
- Purchase of Final Cut Pro X video-editing software ($300)
- Travel & visa costs (Luan Gauge, USA -> Brazil roundtrip) ($1,700)
- CD and DVD packaging costs ($800)
- Poster and promotional material printing ($400)
- Website development related to The Student Teacher Show ($500)
- Shipping costs to deliver the great rewards that we have for you! ($500)
- Miscellaneous costs, such as artistic collaborations, copyright registration, transportation in-city and incidentals during six months of production, editing and distribution ($1,000)
- GRAND TOTAL: $12,000
WHY WE ARE QUALIFIED
The Traveling Class is a collective of certified teachers, qualified interpreters and translators and professional musicians. We have been planning The Student Teacher Show for over a year-and-a-half as an effective way to teach languages in Brazil and around the world before the upcoming, international mega-events such as the World Cup (2014) and Summer Olympics (2016). The song featured here was written by Sousa Harmony and Luan Gauge and the video was directed and edited entirely by Luan Gauge.
Please visit our website (www.thetravelingclass.com) and our KickStarter biography for more information on our work to exchange languages and cultural information in creative ways, primarily through storytelling and song.
1) Donate today and receive great rewards!
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- Twitter: twitter.com/TravelingClass
What will we learn and where will we go with YOU as a part of the Student Teacher Show?!?
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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In appreciation of your generous contribution of $5, you gain exclusive access to the official Traveling Class e-newsletter with information on upcoming shows, free language and music lessons and much more. Welcome to the Traveling Class!Estimated delivery:
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In addition to the previous reward, we will send you a postcard from the beautiful beaches of Salvador, Brazil to wherever in the world you are! You will also receive the official mp3 of The Traveling Class' hit song featured here- "Be a Part of Our Show," with a copy of the lyrics (in English and Portuguese) and the guitar chords used in the song so that you can play along at home!Estimated delivery:
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In addition to the previous rewards, your donation of $25 gets you the digital download of the Original Soundtrack to Season 1 of "The Student Teacher Show: LOVE LANGUAGE," a full-length album of brand new, multilingual music that YOU helped to produce. History in the making.Estimated delivery:
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EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!!! The first 25 people to donate $25 will also receive the OFFICIAL poster from "Love Language" poster autographed by Prof. Maven, Sousa Harmony and Luan Gauge of The Traveling Class! [Free shipping in the USA and Brasil. Shipping costs to other locations paid for by donor.]Estimated delivery:
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You just earned a 75-minute, one-on-one language or music lesson via Skype with one of our qualified Traveling Class instructors! We will also send you the lyrics to "Be a Part of Our Show" translated into 10 world languages by qualified Traveling Class translators. All this + the above rewards.Estimated delivery:
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Official DVD set of "The Student Teacher Show: Love Language," plus exclusive, behind-the-scenes footage of the making of Season 1. [Free shipping in the USA and Brazil. Shipping costs to other locations paid for by donor.] All this + the above rewards.Estimated delivery:
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EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!!! The first 25 people to donate $100 will receive an autographed copy of the DVD set of "The Student Teacher Show: Love Language," signed by Prof. Maven, Sousa Harmony and Luan Gauge of The Traveling Class. Donors will ALSO receive their name written in Arabic calligraphy by Luan Gauge himself! [Free shipping in the USA and Brazil. Shipping costs to other locations paid for by donor.] All this + all previous rewards!Estimated delivery:
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Your donation of $250 will result in us creating a song about any topic (suitable for all ages) of your choice. All this + the above rewards.Estimated delivery:
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Be a BIG-TIME part of our show! In exchange for your donation of $500, we will collaborate with you in-person and/or on-line to come up with your starring role on "The Student Teacher Show: Love Language!" All this + the above rewards.Estimated delivery:
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The first person to donate $1,000 will receive the very acoustic guitar and cavaquinho that we used in the "Be a Part of Our Show" video! That's not at all- we'll be also throwing in the original, hand-made "PaLaBRa haBLaDa" (trans: 'Spoken Word') shirt sported by Luan Gauge in the video. You will also receive an extra creative "shout-out" in one of our songs from Season 1. [Free shipping in the USA and Brazil. Shipping costs to other locations paid for by donor.] All this + the above rewards.Estimated delivery:
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SPECIAL ONE WEEK MUSICAL TOUR OF BAHIA, BRAZIL! Sousa Harmony and Luan Gauge will be your musical tour guides on a week-long adventure through music and more in Salvador and the Brazilian state of Bahia. Reward includes a boat-ride serenade on Boat #4 (the boat featured here in the "Be a Part of Our Show" video), hotel stay, breakfast and dinner! (Flight tickets and possible tourist visa costs not included.) All this + the above rewards!Estimated delivery:
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