Gunma JALT:

Toward a Deeper Understanding of Culture

Date: Sunday, October 23rd, 2011 Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Speaker: Rene Sawazaki

Description:
The presenter will introduce her unique model for teaching cultural understanding, the Culture Tree, and demonstrate how this model can serve as a guide for student deduction of cultural traits when analyzing stories. Teacher-created worksheets will be distributed and participants will have the opportunity to analyze a short folktale in small groups. The presenter originally developed this model for a university course on cross-cultural understanding and later incorporated the teaching of this model along with the use of folktales in her EFL classes.

Organization: Gunma Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (Gunma JALT)

Cost: please see here for details

Venue: Maebashi Institute of Technology (Maebashi Koka Daigaku)

Location: Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture, Japan

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