Tips for Teaching Culture: Practical Approaches to Intercultural Communications

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Overview

Series Editor: H. Douglas Brown

Tips for Teaching Culture introduces English Language teachers to approaches they can use to build intercultural understanding. This practical reference book links specific techniques for teaching culture with contemporary research on intercultural communication. Topics covered include language, nonverbal communication, identity, culture shock, cross-cultural adjustment, traditional ways of teaching culture, education, and social responsibility.

Features:

  • Concrete tips in each chapter provide teachers with helpful suggestions on how to build cultural awareness.
  • What the research says and What the teacher can do sections link pedagogical research with classroom techniques.
  • Voices from the Classroom anecdotes share teachers' cross-cultural experiences.
  • Classroom activities illustrate over 50 ways teachers can build intercultural understanding.
  • Photocopiable handouts for classroom activities can be used with minimal preparation.
  • Glossary provides concise definitions of commonly used terms about intercultural communication.

The Tips for Teaching series covers topics of practical classroom-centered interest for English language teachers. Written in clearly comprehnesible terms, each book offers soundly conceived practical approaches to classroom instruction that are firmly grounded in current pedagogical research.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132458221
  • Publisher: Pearson Education ESL
  • Publication date: 8/19/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 232
  • Sales rank: 1,032,086
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Overview of Tips and Activities

Chapter 1: Exploring Culture

Chapter 2: Culture and Language

Chapter 3: Culture and Noverbal Communication

Chapter 4: Culture and Identity

Chapter 5: Culture Shock and Cross-Cultural Adjustment

Chapter 6: Traditional Ways of Teaching Culture

Chapter 7: Culture and Education

Chapter 8: Culture and Social Responsibility

Appendix A: Handouts

Appendix B: Recommended Movies for Intercultural Communication

Glossary

Bibliography

Name Index

Subject Index

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