Crossing Cultures in the Language Classroom / Edition 1 by Andrea DeCapua, Ann C. Wintergerst | | 9780472089369 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Crossing Cultures in the Language Classroom / Edition 1

Crossing Cultures in the Language Classroom / Edition 1

by Andrea DeCapua, Ann C. Wintergerst
     
 

ISBN-10: 0472089366

ISBN-13: 9780472089369

Pub. Date: 03/16/2004

Publisher: University of Michigan Press


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

Overview


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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780472089369
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Publication date:
03/16/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
Chapter 1.Introduction to Culture7
I.Anecdote: "Two sets of eyes"7
Discussion of Key Issues8
Questions for Thought9
II.Theory: What Research Tells Us9
The Concept of Culture9
Defining Culture11
Elements of Culture16
Language and Linguistic Relativity23
Language and Culture25
Teaching and Learning Connections27
Questions for Study and Discussion29
III.Practice: What Activities Show Us30
A.Defining Culture30
B.Class Begins31
C.Old Woman, Young Lady33
D.Emics and Etics of Culture38
E.Values39
F.Shared Backgrounds42
G.Reactions44
H.Draw Me!45
IV.Further Readings47
Chapter 2.More on Culture50
I.Anecdote: "Being on time"50
Discussion of Key Issues51
Questions for Thought52
II.Theory: What Research Tells Us52
Individualistic versus Collectivistic52
Polychronic and Monochronic Time57
Face59
Societal Roles62
Ethnocentrism63
Pragmatics and Discourse69
Nonverbal Behavior71
Cross-Cultural Communication Difficulties72
Teaching and Learning Connections74
Questions for Study and Discussion75
III.Practice: What Activities Show Us77
A.Cross-Cultural Trivia Quiz77
B.Proverbs81
C.Cultural Perceptions: We and They85
D.Stereotype or Not?87
E.Different Eyes88
F.Critical Incidents90
G.Simulation: The Milapalanders95
H.The Grapevine98
I.Knowing Another Language100
J.Further Readings101
Chapter 3.Culture Shock105
I.Anecdote: "Culture shock abroad and at home"105
Discussion of Key Issues106
Questions for Thought107
II.Theory: What Research Tells Us108
Defining Culture Shock108
Stages of Culture Shock109
Causes of Culture Shock113
Aspects of Culture Shock116
A Learning Process124
Teaching and Learning Connections125
Questions for Study and Discussion126
III.Practice: What Activities Show Us127
A.Defining Culture Shock127
B.Knowing What's Coming128
C.Wearing Someone Else's Shoes130
D.Colliding Cultures131
E.Semantic Associations132
F.Critical Incidents134
G.Evaluating Anxiety139
H.What's Normal?141
I.Who Am I?142
IV.Further Readings144
Chapter 4.Nonverbal Communication146
I.Anecdote: "Who me?"146
Discussion of Key Issues147
Questions for Thought148
II.Theory: What Research Tells Us148
Definition of Nonverbal Behavior148
Functions of Nonverbal Behavior149
Different Types of Nonverbal Behavior155
Teaching and Learning Connections166
Questions for Study and Discussion167
III.Practice: What Activities Show Us168
A.Talk! Talk! Talk!168
B.What, for Me?169
C.Critical Incidents171
D.Getting Together176
E.Closing the Distance178
F.My House179
G.Time Is Money181
H.Cross-Cultural Trivia Quiz182
I.Learning to Look186
IV.Further Readings190
Chapter 5.Societal Roles192
I.Anecdote: "It's a woman's job"192
Discussion of Key Issues193
Questions for Thought194
II.Theory: What Research Tells Us194
Defining Societal Roles194
High/Low Power Distance201
High/Low Uncertainty-Avoidance201
Sex Roles and Gender202
Self-Identity and Culture Shock203
Household and Family Roles204
Education and Social Roles211
Age Roles212
Teaching and Learning Connections213
Questions for Study and Discussion214
III.Practice: What Activities Show Us215
A.Who Is It?215
B.Male or Female?216
C.Mind Bender218
D.Being a Friend Means ...219
E.Who Am I?221
F.Critical Incidents222
G.Self-Discovery227
H.Relationship Circles230
IV.Further Readings233
Chapter 6.Pragmatics and Communication238
I.Anecdote: "It's academic"238
Discussion of Key Issues239
Questions for Thought240
II.Theory: What Research Tells Us240
Language and Communication240
Speech Acts244
Communicative Styles or Registers252
Teaching and Learning Connections259
Questions for Study and Discussion264
III.Practice: What Activities Show Us265
A.In the Limelight265
B.Meet and Greet268
C.Critical Incidents269
D.Evaluate Your Voice275
E.Telephone Endings276
F.Learning to Look278
G.On the Spot283
IV.Further Readings284
References289
Index305

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