Crossing Cultures in the Language Classroom

ISBN-10: 0472089366
ISBN-13: 9780472089369
Edition: 2004
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Book details

List price: $28.50
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 3/16/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Crossing Cultures in the Language Classroom links theory with experiential activities that will be helpful for use in teacher training or certificate programs. The goals of this book for the teacher educator are to expand cultural awareness, to acquire an in-depth understanding of what culture is and its relationship to language, and to comprehend and implement observations of cultural similarities and differences. Topics discussed in the book include: culture shock nonverbal communication societal roles pragmatics. A great in-service workshop text or teacher training programs.

Introduction
Introduction to Culture
Anecdote: "Two sets of eyes"
Discussion of Key Issues
Questions for Thought
Theory: What Research Tells Us
The Concept of Culture
Defining Culture
Elements of Culture
Language and Linguistic Relativity
Language and Culture
Teaching and Learning Connections
Questions for Study and Discussion
Practice: What Activities Show Us
Defining Culture
Class Begins
Old Woman, Young Lady
Emics and Etics of Culture
Values
Shared Backgrounds
Reactions
Draw Me!
Further Readings
More on Culture
Anecdote: "Being on time"
Discussion of Key Issues
Questions for Thought
Theory: What Research Tells Us
Individualistic versus Collectivistic
Polychronic and Monochronic Time
Face
Societal Roles
Ethnocentrism
Pragmatics and Discourse
Nonverbal Behavior
Cross-Cultural Communication Difficulties
Teaching and Learning Connections
Questions for Study and Discussion
Practice: What Activities Show Us
Cross-Cultural Trivia Quiz
Proverbs
Cultural Perceptions: We and They
Stereotype or Not?
Different Eyes
Critical Incidents
Simulation: The Milapalanders
The Grapevine
Knowing Another Language
Further Readings
Culture Shock
Anecdote: "Culture shock abroad and at home"
Discussion of Key Issues
Questions for Thought
Theory: What Research Tells Us
Defining Culture Shock
Stages of Culture Shock
Causes of Culture Shock
Aspects of Culture Shock
A Learning Process
Teaching and Learning Connections
Questions for Study and Discussion
Practice: What Activities Show Us
Defining Culture Shock
Knowing What's Coming
Wearing Someone Else's Shoes
Colliding Cultures
Semantic Associations
Critical Incidents
Evaluating Anxiety
What's Normal?
Who Am I?
Further Readings
Nonverbal Communication
Anecdote: "Who me?"
Discussion of Key Issues
Questions for Thought
Theory: What Research Tells Us
Definition of Nonverbal Behavior
Functions of Nonverbal Behavior
Different Types of Nonverbal Behavior
Teaching and Learning Connections
Questions for Study and Discussion
Practice: What Activities Show Us
Talk! Talk! Talk!
What, for Me?
Critical Incidents
Getting Together
Closing the Distance
My House
Time Is Money
Cross-Cultural Trivia Quiz
Learning to Look
Further Readings
Societal Roles
Anecdote: "It's a woman's job"
Discussion of Key Issues
Questions for Thought
Theory: What Research Tells Us
Defining Societal Roles
High/Low Power Distance
High/Low Uncertainty-Avoidance
Sex Roles and Gender
Self-Identity and Culture Shock
Household and Family Roles
Education and Social Roles
Age Roles
Teaching and Learning Connections
Questions for Study and Discussion
Practice: What Activities Show Us
Who Is It?
Male or Female?
Mind Bender
Being a Friend Means ...
Who Am I?
Critical Incidents
Self-Discovery
Relationship Circles
Further Readings
Pragmatics and Communication
Anecdote: "It's academic"
Discussion of Key Issues
Questions for Thought
Theory: What Research Tells Us
Language and Communication
Speech Acts
Communicative Styles or Registers
Teaching and Learning Connections
Questions for Study and Discussion
Practice: What Activities Show Us
In the Limelight
Meet and Greet
Critical Incidents
Evaluate Your Voice
Telephone Endings
Learning to Look
On the Spot
Further Readings
References
Index

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