Effectively introducing cross-cultural communication into English language classrooms
Date: Sunday, June 1st, 2008 Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Jon Dujmovich
It is often said that English is an international language and students want to learn English to communicate with foreigners, but we provide very little cultural knowledge, motivation, or skills to communicate across cultures. Too often teachers' attempts to infuse 'culture' into their lessons amounts to learning festivals and flags, which is interesting, but serves little to develop the students real understanding of culture. When students are faced with real cross-cultural situations they remain silent and shy, or worse yet use inappropriate language or communication techniques. This workshop will provide numerous techniques and activities that teachers can immediately apply to their lessons. All activities are grounded in intercultural theory and methodology coupled with language learning pedagogy. Whether you teach large or small classes, children, teens, or adults, you will find this workshop a great benefit to your lesson planning and approach to teaching English. Learn to make your English class come alive by bringing culture in the classroom!
Jon Dujmovich is a part-time lecturer in the Department of Comparative Cultures at Aichi University (Toyohashi) and Department of International Communication at Shizuoka University of Arts and Culture, and has over 12 years experience as an English teacher and corporate cross-cultural trainer in Japan.
Participants limited to 30. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED BY MAY 29th. For registration contact Noriko Nakano email: firstname.lastname@example.org tel./fax: 053-426-1235
Organization: ETJ Shizuoka (English Teachers in Japan) (ETJ Shizuoka)
Cost: ETJ Members: 3000 (lunch and materials included)
Non-members: 3500 (lunch and materials included)
Venue: Create Hamamatsu - conference room 511 , 2-1 Hiyauma-cho, Naka-ku, Hamamatsu-shi
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