Bridging The Culture Gap

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<ul><li> 1. Bridging the culture gap in the classroom Hugh Dellar The University of Westminster / Heinle Cengage</li></ul> <p> 2. Such communication helps avoid unnecessary inconveniences and protects thearts and culturesector Evolver is now firmly established as the region's most populararts and cultureguide The Department for Culture, Media &amp; Sporthas announced that funding for free swims ends this summer We have always placed great emphasis oncompany cultureand core values Our fixation onyouth culturehas left the elderly out in the cold Thesubcultureis poised to move above ground, with its impact on films, music, comics and fashion The use of tobacco has long been a central part ofFrench culture You may find Polish women to be very frank and open because this is part ofPolish culture Somelow cultureof the past, such as jazz, through time and social change becomeshigh culture Celebrity cultureis fuelling sex and violence among children, it was claimed this week Schools have to tacklea culture of yobbishnessif teachers are to be kept in the professionSpoilt footballers are breedinga culture of greed Its not that I dont enjoy wine when I drink it. Its just that its notpart of my culture It is overstating the case to suggest thatcultural valuesallow us to predict individuals' moral attitudes We are witnessing a profoundcultural shiftfrom mass communication to interactive digital media Atwood, an ardent Canadian nationalist, has often spoken out againstthe cultural dominanceof the USA Culture is everywhere 3. </p> <ul><li>Language without culture is like a finger without a body. </li></ul> <ul><li>Culture and language are intimately related. They go hand in hand during the teaching-learning process. </li></ul> <ul><li>Language and culture are not separate, but are acquired together, with eachproviding support for the development of the other. </li></ul> <ul><li>The person who learns language without learning culture risks becoming a fluent fool. </li></ul> <p>Culture at conferences 4. Culture as product 5. </p> <p>Culture as process 6. 1 Culture is NOT static. Its changing all the time. Some key points 2Culture is all-embracing. 3Unified national cultures are a myth.4As English is a global language, this is all even more complicated. 7. Does English mean English culture? Work with a partner. Discuss to what degree each of these items is culturally rooted. By this,I mean the degree to whichyou would need to mention UK / US culture when explaining each. She wanted the ground to open up and swallow her. I can't stand being the centre of attention. I think I'm quite a level-headed sort of person. Compulsory military service should be abolished. I spent a lot of the holidays just roaming around the countryside, exploring. She has no qualms about giving her child a head start. That film has had a lot of hype. They fell on hard times. The kidnappers released him after his family agreed to pay a ransom of $100,000. He swore under oath that he'd spent the evening at home. Hold your breath and count to ten. I had an interview for the job, but I blew it. 8. Does English mean English culture? Shoomspan a Balearic mix of Detroit techno, New York garage and Chicago house.Nationalist murals started springing up in areas like the Falls Road when IRA inmates of the Maze prison began a hunger strike. The NUT has long been run by hardcore members of the Loony Left. It was a pretty good talk, even if I say so myself! 9. Classroom implications </p> <ul><li>The days of facts and figures about the UK the tourist board approach </li></ul> <ul><li>are over.</li></ul> <p>2Culture in the classroom has to be a two-way process. 3It has to be global in perspective. 4It has to be language focused. 5It has to allow space for the personal. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. </p> <ul><li><ul><li>Just because Im English, it doesnt mean Im an alcoholic or a football hooligan. </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Just because Im a teacher, it doesnt mean Ive failed at everything else! </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Just because Im a man, it doesnt mean I cant cook cook or sew. </li></ul></li></ul> <p>Just because . . . it doesnt mean . . . 23. 24. REAL ENGLISH FOR THE REAL WORLD 25.</p>


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